This Summer School was the first annual one, held only one year after the previous one at the same place, University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. The Summer School was organized at different time of the year, June, 29 to July, 5, 2017 as the end of summer was this year reserved for main conference in Dublin.
The same organizing team (Iva Stuchlikova, Lukas Rokos and Jan Petr) received this year 62 applications from PhD. students from 22 countries. There was also great interest in staff positions, 37 academics from 18 countries submitted their applications.
Finally, ESERA Summer School 2017 hosted 47 students and 17 staff from 12 countries; and, again, as in the last year, the participants came not only from Europe, but also from Asia, South Africa and USA.
According to ESERA tradition, students were divided into 7 internationally composed sub-groups, each coached by two experienced coaches. Within 7 group sessions each of the students presented his or her research and the groups thoroughly discuss it. The feedback from peers and coaches was highly valued. Besides lectures, workshops and coaching groups, the scientific program comprised also poster session. The students prepared for Summer Schools also the posters which were placed in the coffee area and yet another group of staff provided written and oral feedback on these posters.
The staff colleagues were highly engaged and thus most of them served not only as a coaches of students’ groups, but offered also lectures, workshops or served as poster session leaders or provide poster feedback.
Erin Marie Furtak, University of Colorado Boulder, USA:
Supporting Changes in Teacher Practice with A Learning Progression: Results of the Elevate Study
Ralph Levinson, University College London, Institute of Education, United Kingdom:
Researching socio-scientific issues – an ontological problem
Renée Schwartz, Georgia State University Atlanta, USA:
Nature of Science and Scientific Inquiry for Scientific Literacy
Jelle Boeve-de Pauw, University of Antwerp Belgium:
Eco-schools evaluation and innovation projects - interactions between research, recommendations and practices
Justin Dillon, University of Bristol, United Kingdom:
Learning science outside the classroom
Sonya N. Martin, Seoul National University, South Korea
Using Video in Science Education Research: Methods for data collection and analysis
Justin Dillon, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Publishing and reviewing in science education
Lars Björklund, Linköping University, Sweden
Making Tacit Knowledge Explicit: Three Methods to Assess Attitudes and Believes
Erin Marie Furtak, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Studying Formative Assessment Tasks and Classroom Practices with Mixed Methods
Sari Harmoinen, University of Oulu, Finland
Ethical questions based on PhD research
Robert Evans, University of Copenhagen, Department of Science Education
Strategies for making sense of data: Conventions and ways to a valid interpretation of data
Though the scientific program was quite intense, there was some time left for social activities. We hope that the welcome party, trip to UNESCO World Heritage town of Cesky Krumlow followed by garden barbeque or farewell party with live music offered highly .... relaxation for all.