It was a wonderful week in Bad Honnef, Germany!
Just at the beginning of the 11th ESERA summer school, at July 22th, the weather turned to be sunny, hot and bright. 49 students from 19 countries met for a whole week at the beautiful Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (the conference center of the German Physical Society) in order to present and discuss in very detail their PhD projects in the field of science education research. The students have been supported and advised by 18 researchers from 10 countries. Serving the students as staff members, the researchers offered a special coaching, but also lectures and workshops. The 2012 ESERA summer school was organized by Manuela Welzel-Breuer, Maria Breuer, Michael Schallies and Matthias Laukenmann (University of Education Heidelberg).
The ESERA Board invites applications from established research groups for the organisation of future Summer Schools.
The ESERA Board invites applications from established research groups for the organisation of future conferences.
ESERA members may subscribe to the following Routledge journal package at a substantially discounted rate:
The research group and graduate school, Teaching and Learning Science (nwu-essen), at the University of Duisburg-Essen invites Ph.D. students in science education, instructional psychology and educational science to the nwu Winter School.
The 2nd edition of the New Perspective in Science Education Conference will take place in Florence, Italy, on 14 - 15 March 2013.
The call for papers for the ESERA 2013 conference is available at the conference website: http://www.esera2013.org.cy/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=5682
Call for papers for Workshop Contributions for Inquiry-Based Science Learning with computer environments.
The workshop will explore the issues encountered by designers and researchers of IBSL situations (and related computer environments) with a particular interest in scaffolds and scaffolding systems for students. Core questions relate to what has been learned from past experiences to design effective scaffolds for learners engaged in experimental investigations supported by technology, and what could be the anticipated future.
Deadline for submission of abstracts is: 10th September 2012.
We are pleased to announce a new conference, ICOLE: the 1st International Conference of the Outdoor Learning Environment, to be held on February 3 - 8, 2013, in Israel.
The Department of Science Education at the University of Copenhagen is now offering the second doctoral course on the Anthropological Theory of Didactics with special emphasis on institutional, technological, and epistemic aspects of math and science didactics.
The book Designing Theory-Based Teaching-Learning Sequences for Science Education, edited by Koos Kortland & Kees Klaassen, pays tribute to Piet Lijnse, now Emeritus Professor of Physics Didactics at the Freundenthal Institute for science and mathematics education, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands – and former treasurer of ESERA.
More information the theme, contents and availability of this book: flyer
King’s College London wishes to appoint nine outstanding scholars to join our existing group of 12 permanent staff at the Centre for Research in Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CRESTEM).
Call for papers for the International Journal of Science Education special issue on "Science, Environment, Health - Towards a reconceptualization of three critical and inter-linked areas of education". Editors: Albert Zeyer and Justin Dillon.
During the last decades the Netherlands have been at the forefront of innovation in science and mathematics education. Currently Dutch curriculum development projects are in progress for mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry and advanced integrated science and mathematics.
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) offers a range of opportunities to study in Japan for senior and juniors faculty and post-docs for 2 weeks, one month, 6 months, two years...
Emeritus Professor David Layton, OBE, former Professor of Science Education, died on 28 November 2010.
The University of Münster, Department of Physics, Program of Elementary Science Education, invites applications for the following position, starting in April 2011: Professor of Early Childhood Science Education (W2), funded by the German Telekom Foundation.
Dear Colleague,The two of us are President (Michael Reiss) and Director (Martin Rogers) of the newly formed International Association for Science and Religion in Schools.
The ESERA Executive Board invites bids to host the ESERA Conference 2013 and the ESERA Summer School 2014. The conferences are self-financing, although a small grant from ESERA (currently 5.000 Euros) may be used to support the attendance of participants from central and eastern Europe.