ESERA 2019

ESERA 2019

ESERA 2019

The Beauty and Pleasure of Understanding: Engaging with Contemporary Challenges Through Science Education (Proceedings of ESERA 2019)

ISBN 978-88-945874-0-1

General Editors: Olivia Levrini and Giulia Tasquier


Andrée Maria, Avraamidou Lucy, Bruun Jesper, Carvalho Graca, Corni Federico, De Ambrosis Anna, Dillon Justin, Evagorou Maria, Fazio Claudio, Fechner Sabine, Finlayson Odilla, Guisasola Jenaro, Haglund Jasper, Hernandez Marisa, Heron Paula, Iordanou Kalypso, Jimenez Liso María Ruth, Kapon Shulamit, Kaya Ebru, Kind Vanessa, Laherto Antti, Le Hebel Florence, Odegaard Marianne, Papadouris Nikos, Redfors Andreas, Rokos Lukas, Ropohl Mathias, Rybska Eliza, Ryder Jim, Siry Christina, Spyrtou Anna, Sundberg Bodil, Testa Italo, Verhoeff Roald, Vesterinen Veli-Matti, Welzel-Breuer, Manuela, Zeyer Albert.

The Proceedings of ESERA 2019 is an electronic publication for revised and extended papers presented at the ESERA 2019 conference in Bologna, Italy during the 26-30 August, 2019. All papers in the eProceedings correspond to communications submitted and accepted for the ESERA 2019 conference. All proposals to the conference went through a double-blind review process by two or three reviewers prior to being accepted to the conference. A total of 1314 proposals (out of which 65 were symposia) were presented at the conference and in total 238 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 2019.

The eProceedings book contains eighteen parts that represent papers presented across 18 strands at the ESERA 2019 conference. The strand chairs for ESERA 2019 co-edited the corresponding part for each strand 1 to 18. 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 2019. 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:

Levrini, O. & Tasquier, G. (Eds.) (2020). Electronic Proceedings of the ESERA 2019 Conference. The Beauty and Pleasure of Understanding: Engaging With Contemporary Challenges Through Science Education, Bologna: ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – University of Bologna. ISBN 978-88-945874-0-1

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

[Author(s)]. (2019). [Title of article]. In Levrini, O. & Tasquier, G. (Eds.),

Electronic Proceedings of the ESERA 2019 Conference. The beauty and pleasure of understanding: engaging with contemporary challenges through science education, Part [part/strand number] (co-ed. [Editors of the strand chapter]), (pp. [page numbers]). Bologna: ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – University of Bologna. 978-88-945874-0-1978-88-945874-0-1

Download the complete ESERA Conference 2019 E-Book (25MB)


Part 1: Learning science: Conceptual understanding (Part_1_eBook 4MB)

Part 2: Learning science: Cognitive, affective, and social aspects (Part_2_eBook 4MB)

Part 3: Science teaching processes (Part_3_eBook 2MB)

Part 4: Digital resources for science teaching and learning (Part_4_eBook 5MB)

Part 5: Teaching-Learning Sequences as Innovations for Science Teaching and Learning (Part_5_eBook 2MB)

Part 6: Nature of science: history, philosophy and sociology of science (Part_6_eBook 1MB)

Part 7: Discourse and argumentation in science education (Part_7_eBook 1MB)

Part 8: Scientific literacy and socio scientific issues (Part_8_eBook 3MB)

Part 9: Environmental, health and outdoor science education (Part_9_eBook 2MB)

Part 10: Science curriculum and educational policy (Part_10_eBook 860KB)

Part 11: Evaluation and assessment of student learning and development (Part_11_eBook 2MB)

Part 12: Cultural, social and gender issues in science and technology education (Part_12_eBook 1MB)

Part 13: Pre-service science teacher education (Part_13_eBook 6MB)

Part 14: In-service science teacher education, continued professional development (Part_14_eBook 5MB)

Part 15: Early years science education (Part_15_eBook 1MB)

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

Part 17: Science teaching at the university level (Part_17_eBook 1MB)

Part 18: Methodological Issues in Science Education Research (Part_18_eBook 870KB)


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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