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.