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.
ESERA is offering up to six travel awards of up to 500 Euro each to enable people who are currently enrolled in doctoral studies or who have completed their doctoral studies on any date after 1st January 2008.
Special issue guest editors:
Iztok Devetak (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)J
anez Vogrinc (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
During 2011, the International Journal of Science Education will be further developed into International Journal of Science Education
Lakehead University seeks to attract internationally recognized and respected scholars external to the University to be considered for a SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the following research area:Canada Research Chair in Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) Education.
Call for papers for the Chemistry Education Research and Practice special issue on ‘Diagnostic assessment in chemistry’. Editors: David Treagust and Mei-Hung Chiu
SETAC (Science Education As a Tool for Active Citizenship) is funded by the European Union Lifelong Learning Programme and focuses on science education as among the fundamental tools for developing active citizens in the knowledge society. It is aimed at teachers, students, museum explainers and explores the themes of Health, Energy, Climate Change.
The International Journal of Gender Science and Technology is an important new publication which brings together research, case studies and perspectives from academics, practitioners and policy makers in this area.
The special edition of IJMSE focuses on the PISA project now it has completed a full cycle of administration – reading, mathematics and science – to look at the how PISA has been used in participating countries and with what consequences, and to identify research potentials and policy directions emanating from this international assessment initiative.
Silke Mikelskis-Seifert, Ute Ringelband, Maja Brückmann (Eds.)
Eastern Mediterranean University is pleased to announce the first international conference on undergraduate science education; Frontiers in Science Education Research 2009 (FISER’09).
Dear Member of ESERA
The journal Science & Education will be publishing a special anniversary issue(s) to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the original publication of On the Origin of Species in 1859 and, coincidently, the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth.
The ESERA Selected Contributions book “Contributions from Science Education Research” is ready for distribution from Springer Science Business Media B.V. This book includes 37 edited papers from the most outstanding contribution in the ESERA Conference held in Barcelona in 2005.
A new report has been published by EURYDICE.
CSSE invite you to contribute to scholarly discussions in relation to
cultural studies in science education on the BLOG: blogs.springer.com/csse
Are student enrolments in Science and Technology studies really going down?
The book "Science and Technology Education for a Diverse World - dilemmas, needs and partnerships", that contains the selected papers which are the achievement of XI IOSTE Symposium was published a few weeks ago. The contents of the book can be found on the web site: http://ioste11.umcs.lublin.pl/book.htm