ESERA 2017

ESERA 2017

Research, Practice and Collaboration in Science Education (Proceedings of ESERA 2017)

 ISBN 978-1-873769-84-3

General Editors: Odilla Finlayson, Eilish McLoughlin, Sibel Erduran and Peter Childs


Roser Pinto, Odilla Finlayson, Russell Tytler, Graca Carvalho, Sabine Fechner, Andree Tiberghien, Eleni Kyza, Kalle Juuti, Nikos Papadouris, Dimitris Psillos, Irene Neumann, Veli-Matti Vesterinen, Maria Andrée, Jouni Viiri, Jan Alexis Nielsen, Mats Lindahl, Albert Zeyer, Marianne Achiam, Andreas Redfors, Jim Ryder, Jens Dolin, Margareta Enghag, Henriette Holmegaard, Maria Evagorou, Marisa Michelini, Manuela Welzel-Breuer, Digna Couso, Maria Kallery, Bodil Sundberg, Petros Kariotoglou, Terry Russell, Jenaro Guisasola, Justin Dillon, Marianne Odegaard, Iva Stuchlíková, Robert Evans.

The Proceedings of ESERA 2017 is an electronic publication for revised and extended papers presented at the ESERA 2017 conference in Dublin, Ireland during the 21-25 August, 2017. All papers in the eProceedings correspond to communications submitted and accepted for the ESERA 2017 conference. All proposals to the conference went through a blind review by two or three reviewers prior to being accepted to the conference. A total of 1246 proposals (out of which 86 were symposia) were presented at the conference and in total 243 papers are included in the eProceedings.

The authors were asked to produce updated versions of their papers and take into account the discussion that took place after the presentation and the suggestions received from other participants at the conference. On the whole, the eProceedings presents a comprehensive overview of ongoing studies in Science Education Research in Europe and beyond. This book represents the current interests and areas of emphasis in the ESERA community at the end of 2017.

The eProceedings book contains eighteen parts that represent papers presented across 18 strands at the ESERA 2017 conference. Part 18 presents papers contributed by ESERA 2016 and 2017 summer school participants that presented at the ESERA 2017 conference. The stand chairs for ESERA 2017 co-edited the corresponding part for each strand 1 to 17 and part 18 was co-edited by the host of the 2016 and 2017 ESERA Summer schools and the coordinating member of ESERA Executive Board. All formats of presentation (single oral, interactive poster, ICT demonstration/workshop and symposium) used during the conference were eligible to be submitted to the eProceedings.

The co-editors carried out a review of the updated versions of the papers that were submitted after the conference at the end of 2017. ESERA, the editors and co-editors do not necessarily endorse or share the ideas and views presented in or implied by the papers included in this book.

The appropriate APA style for referencing this eProceedings is as follows:

Finlayson, O.E., McLoughlin, E., Erduran, S., & Childs, P. (Eds.) (2018).  Electronic Proceedings of the ESERA 2017 Conference. Research, Practice and Collaboration in Science Education. Dublin, Ireland: Dublin City University. ISBN 978-1-873769-84-3

The appropriate APA style for referencing individual papers in the eProceedings is as follows:

[Author(s)]. (2018). [Title of article]. In Finlayson, O.E., McLoughlin, E., Erduran, S., & Childs, P. (Eds.),

Electronic Proceedings of the ESERA 2017 Conference. Research, Practice and Collaboration in Science Education, Part [part/strand number] (co-ed. [Editors of the strand chapter]), (pp. [page numbers]). Dublin, Ireland: Dublin City University. ISBN 978-1-873769-84-3

 Download the complete ESERA Conference 2017 E-Book (63,7MB)


Part 1: Learning science: Conceptual understanding (Part_1_eBook 6MB)

Part 2: Learning science: Cognitive, affective, and social aspects (Part_2_eBook 6MB)

Part 3: Science teaching processes (Part_3_eBook 4MB)

Part 4: Digital resources for science teaching and learning (Part_4_eBook 6MB)

Part 5: Teaching Learning Sequences and Innovative Interventations for Teaching and Learning Science (Part_5_eBook 3MB)

Part 6: Nature of science: history, philosophy and sociology of science (Part_6_eBook 3MB)

Part 7: Discourse and argumentation in science education (Part_7_eBook 4MB)

Part 8: Scientific literacy and socio scientific issues (Part_8_eBook 2MB)

Part 9: Environmental, health and outdoor science education (Part_9_eBook 5MB)

Part 10: Science curriculum and educational policy (Part_10_eBook 2MB)

Part 11: Evaluation and assessment of student learning and development (Part_11_eBook 3MB)

Part 12: Cultural, social and gender issues in science and technology education (Part_12_eBook 4MB)

Part 13: Pre-service science teacher education (Part_13_eBook 7MB)

Part 14: In-service science teacher education, continued professional development (Part_14_eBook 3MB)

Part 15: Early years science education (Part_15_eBook 2MB)

Part 16: Science in the primary school (Part_16_eBook 2MB)

Part 17: Science teaching at the university level (Part_17_eBook 2MB)

Part 18: Summer School Posters (Part_18_eBook 2MB)


Established in 1995, ESERA aims to enhance scientific
literacy for all through research in science education.

Various professional activities support community building in science education, dissemination of
research findings and professional development of researchers from different career stages.
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