A research workshop will take place in Thailand in June 2018!
This is partially funded from a grant (LSEP) through the NARST International Committee.
As already announced at ESERA 2017 we now launch the project of a second edition of the book:
Zeyer, A., & Kyburz-Graber, R. (Eds.). (2012). Science | Environment | Health. Towards a Renewed Pedagogy for Science Education. Dordrecht, Boston, London: Springer Verlag.
Two merit-based PhD scholarships are available for the holders to conduct research in a project that investigates students’ interactions in drawing science diagrams and their benefits in enhancing students’ scientific creativity.
We are seeking applications to fill 17 positions on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST).
JRST is the official journal of NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning through Research. JRST publishes reports for science education researchers and practitioners on issues of science teaching and learning and science education policy. For JRST details, visit http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/jrst.
Moray House School of Education has a full-time vacancy for the position of Senior Lecturer in Science Education. This is an exciting opportunity to take a leading role in shaping a sector leading provision for the School in the area of science teaching. You will have considerable successful experience in innovative learning and teaching in education settings. You will have extensive academic experience in the HE sector at post-doctoral level including substantive established contributions to research and research-informed teaching in STEM (Science) Education. You will have well-established credibility in the field of teacher education, and will be making a demonstrable impact on at national or international level.
For more information: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1mni9c1a0d08ru4/Vacancy%20Details.pdf?dl=0
NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning through Research is currently accepting applicants for the position of NARST Executive Director. The Executive Director is a key management leader of NARST. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the administration and operations of the organization. The Executive Director is expected to develop a deep knowledge and understanding of all programs, operations, bylaws, and policies and procedures of NARST. Other key duties include fundraising, participating in strategic planning, and conducting outreach to other professional educational and scientific organizations. View the full announcement for details. Applications are due by January 1, 2018.
The ESERA Board would like to remind members of the possibility to publish in the ESERA Science Education Research Series published by Springer. The Editorial Board invites proposals for books; for details, please see https://www.esera.org/publications/the-esera-book-series or get in touch with the Editor in Chief to discuss possibilities.
The NARST International Committee is pleased to announce that it will offer two scholarships of up to $2,500 each for NARST doctoral student members to attend the 2018 European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) summer school. The ESERA Summer School takes place in Jyväskylä, Finland from Tuesday June 26, 2018 to and including Saturday June 30, 2018 with arrivals on Monday June 25, and departures on Sunday July 1. Read the full announcement and complete the application on the NARST Web site. The application deadline is January 22, 2018.
The NARST International Committee is pleased to offer the opportunity for a NARST member to participate as a mentor at the 2018 ESERA PhD Summer School in Jyväskylä, Finland from Tuesday June 26, 2018 to and including Saturday June 30, 2018, with arrivals on Monday June 25 and departures on the Sunday July 1. The selected NARST representative will serve as a coach for a group of doctoral students, give lectures or workshops on particular methodological issues, provide feedback on posters, and take part in the social programs. If you have been a NARST member for at least five years, are a full-time faculty member at your university, and have an interest in doctoral students' supervision, you are encouraged to apply! Funding includes on-site expenses (food and accommodation) and up to 500 EUR reimbursement for travel costs. Read the full announcement and complete the application on the NARST Web site. The application deadline is January 22, 2018.
NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning through Research is currently accepting applicants for the position of NARST Executive Director. The Executive Director is a key management leader of NARST. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the administration and operations of the organization. The Executive Director is expected to develop a deep knowledge and understanding of all programs, operations, bylaws, and policies and procedures of NARST. Other key duties include fundraising, participating in strategic planning, and conducting outreach to other professional educational and scientific organizations. View the full announcement for details. Applications are due by December 15th.
The College of Education at Penn State is strengthening its commitment to the learning sciences and the study of learning. The College seeks to hire a cluster of at least four, tenure-line faculty during 2017-2018 to build upon its existing scholarly and programmatic strengths. (See Bridges publication below).
The Institute for Science Education at Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany will have an open position for a professor in biology education from the beginning of April 2018. They are currently searching for candidates for this position in an international context. The candidate will be the successor of Harald Gropengießer who is well known and respected for his works on educational reconstruction. The successor will find an excellent place for teaching and doing research on biology education in Hannover.
To be published by Sense Publishers 2018
Editor: Rouhollah Aghasaleh, PhD
It is an old, yet relevant, argument that education needs to focus more on real-world issues in students’ lives and communities. Nevertheless, conventional school curricula in many countries create superficial boundaries to separate nature and social worlds. Connecting science and society provides opportunities for relevant, engaging, and authentic learning through personally meaningful, experiential, inquiry, and place-based practices which are fundamental to scientific and environmental literacy (Chinn, 2007). In other words, a science learning standpoint that acknowledges a societal standpoint accumulates that human activities are driving environmental and evolutionary change (Palumbi, 2001; Mapping Human Impacts on the Biosphere, 2001).
The University is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor or Professor of Education with research specialism in Science Education who can contribute to undergraduate and post graduate teaching and supervision.
The Department of Science Education seeks an excellent scholar for an associate professorship in higher education research, with a specialization within teaching and learning in university science programs. Preferably, the associate professor’s research will focus on students and/or teachers’ professional development within science programs.
Studies in Science Education is an international journal which publishes review articles of the highest quality. The journal publishes two issues per year and emphasises the commissioning of manuscripts to facilitate study of the most current issues in the field. We are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with an academic background in research and science education, as well as the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change. Details of the role, and how to apply, are available at: http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/ed/rsse-call-for-editor-2017
Please download the book here.
Applications are invited for a 12-month (renewable) doctoral assistantship as part of the Science Literacy Initiative and NE Collaborative for Food, Energy, & Water Education (NC-FEW) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The International Committee of NARST invites applications from doctoral students for 2 scholarships (2,500 USD each) to be used towards participation at the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (SAARMSTE) doctoral research school.
ESERA presently has five Special Interest Groups (SIGs); see www.esera.org/sigs/esera-special-interest-groups . These groups facilitate communication and cooperation between ESERA members sharing research interests on a specific issue (either thematic or methodological). Members are invited to join one or more SIGs for an additional fee of € 3 a year. The Board also encourages establishing new SIGs; see www.esera.org/sigs/guidelines-for-sig-coordinators for details. There will be opportunities to get in touch with SIGs during the ESERA 2017 conference, both through thematic symposia and through SIG meetings to be held at lunchtime on Tuesday. If you have questions concerning SIGs, please get in touch with Ellen K. Henriksen who is the ESERA board member responsible for following up SIGs.
Springer publishes the ESERA Science Education Research Series, which includes books of selected papers from ESERA conferences as well as other titles. For instance, the book of selected papers from the ESERA 2015 conference will be available for sale during the 2017 conference in Dublin. During the conference, there will also be a workshop by Springer editor Bernadette Ohmer and the editor of the ESERA book series, Robin Millar. Members interested in publishing a book are invited to attend this workshop. ESERA members are entitled to reduced prices on the ESERA book series and other science education titles by Springer. See www.esera.org/publications/the-esera-book-series (Members Area) for details.
The Editors of the International Journal of Science Education in collaboration with the Guest Editors are requesting proposals for a special issue, scheduled for publication in Spring 2018.
The Association for Science Teacher Education is now accepting applications for EDITOR of the Journal of Science Teacher Education.
Promoting Responsible Research and Innovation through Science Education
University of Nebraska-Lincoln/University of Nebraska at Omaha (USA)
Objective: To engage in discipline-based education research to investigate STEM teaching and learning as part of grant-supported projects.
Mei-Hung Chiu and Sibel Erduran are going to host the Abell Institute 2017 in Taiwan.
We are seeking applications to fill 12 positions on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST).
University Assistant (post doc) at the Center for Science Education Research (Vienna, Austria)
The Austrian Educational Competence Centre Chemistry (AECC Chemistry) at the University of Vienna is offering a position for a postdoctoral researcher in chemistry education.
This is a formal call to ALL members of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) who would like to serve on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Science Teacher Education (JSTE). We are seeking both U.S. and International applicants.
Just published! This book comprises a wide range of scholarly essays introducing readers to key topics and issues in science education.
Science Education towards Inclusion (eds. Silvija Markic & Simone Abels)
Nova science publishers
This is the first book dedicated to inclusive science education from an international perspective. The topic is getting more and more important in science education and science education research. In many countries, different researchers are focusing on inclusion.
Call for papers
You are invited to submit contributions for the 2018 Chemistry Education Research and Practice (CERP) special themed issue on
Learning progressions and teaching sequences in chemistry education
scheduled for publication Autumn 2018 (articles will be published on line after acceptance).
The 12th Conference of the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) will be held in Dublin, Ireland on 21-25 August 2017. This conference will be hosted by CASTeL at Dublin City University and EPI-STEM at University of Limerick.
Mind, Brain & Education (MBE) and the nets of ideas, nets of subjects, nets of inventions, nets of numbers to enrich our learning
[A world of making connections, finding nets, exploring links]
CSEDU 2017, the International Conference on Computer Supported Education, aims at becoming a yearly meeting place for presenting and discussing new educational environments, best practices and case studies on innovative technology-based learning strategies, institutional policies on computer supported education including open and distance education, using computers.
It is our pleasure to invite you to the Intermediate Conference of the ESERA Special Interest Group 4 Science|Environment|Health
in Kiel (Germany), from Sunday, 19th August until Tuesday, 21st August 2018.
ESERA membership brings you the latest news and announcements from the community and also keeps you up to date with ongoing developments on science education research in Europe. ESERA members also have access to travel funds for early career researchers, discounted participation in the ESERA conference and also receive a substantial discount on personal subscription to IJSE. Please note that in order to be eligible to participate as a member in the ESERA 2019 conference you will need to have been a member of the Association in 2018. This same policy was applied in previous conferences.
The aim of the series is to enhance the quality and impact of research in science education in Europe. The series intents to publish books that are innovative in the issues they explore, or the methods they use, or the ways in which emergent knowledge in the field is represented.
The ESERA Board now welcomes proposals by ESERA members to host the 2019 Summer School. Since the next ESERA conference in Bologna will be held in late August of 2019, the Summer School will be early in the summer to insure staff willingness to serve. Proposals are due by January 30th, 2018.
ESERA is offering travel awards of up to 1.000 euros each to enable ESERA members who are currently enrolled in doctoral studies or who were awarded their doctorate after 1st January 2015 to travel to research venues. The awards are intended to enable early career ESERA members to visit science education researchers with expertise relevant to your projectin other countries. At least one of the two countries involved in any proposal must be within Europe. For 2018 the total award fund is 10.000 euros. The deadline for sending expressions of interest (EOI) is December 1st, 2017.Go to https://www.esera.org/phd-research/travel-fellowship for more information.
We invite applications from students and staff who wish to participate in the next ESERA Summer School, which will be held in Jyväskylä, Finland, June 25th to July 1st 2018. The Summer School is an excellent opportunity for students and staff to learn and share expertise about science education research. In total 49 students and less than 20 staff members will be selected from variety of countries.
At the ESERA Conference 2017 the following members of the ESERA Executive will stand down: Jim Ryder (Secretary) and Ellen Karoline Henriksen (responsible for Special Interest Groups). We are very grateful to Jim and Ellen for everything they have contributed to the ESERA Board and we look forward to their continued involvement and participation in ESERA.
10th International Conference on Research in Science Education.
Mariona Espinet: Member of the Executive Boaed: Responsible for Early Career Researchers and Travel Grants, presents herself together with some Information about Esera 2015 conference in Helsinki.
The ESERA Executive Board invites proposals to host the ESERA Summer School 2018.
Announcement of the ESERA Summer School 2017 Organizers which will be held in Dublin.
Abstracts of recently completed Doctoral Studies which have been added to the ESERA website.
An announcement regarding the ESERA 2017 Conference Registration Fees for Emeritus Professors.
Iva Stuchlíková: member of the ESERA Executive Board, responsible for the doctoral Summer School 2016, presents herself together with some Information about ESERA Summer school 2016 in české Budějovice, Czech Republic
Sibel Erduran, the new Member of the ESERA Executive Board, presents herself together with some personal reflections on the ESERA conference 2015 at Helsinki.
Call for student and staff application for ESERA summer s http://www.esera.org/esera-summer-school/esera-summer-school-2016/chool 2016 chool 2016 is now open.
We are happy to announce that the Book of Selected Papers from the ESERA 2013 Conference it is now published.
The nomination procedure for the ESERA executive board is now open. Deadline for nominations: 15 May 2015.
The outcome of the ESERA Early Career Researcher Travel Award for 2015: The students who have been offered, and have accepted, an ESERA ECR Travel Award for 2015.
ESERA Board announces the invitation for applications, for the organisation of the ESERA 2017 Conference.
The ESERA Board would like to announce the organisers of the ESERA Summer School 2016.
ESERA is offering travel awards of up to 1000 euros each to enable ESERA members who are currently enrolled in doctoral studies or who were awarded their doctorate after 1st January 2012 to travel to research venues. (application and review process now completed)
A letter by ESERA Board for Horizon 2020 Science with and for Society Work.
We have received the following obituary signed by colleagues in Napoli. Elena Sassi was a dear friend and a remarkable colleague. The ESERA Executive Board would like to express its gratitude for her valuable contributions over the years.
ESERA encourages members to form Special Interest Groups (SIGs) addressing particular research areas or methodological approaches.