Themes and Strands
Re-searching Science Education:
Same Issues From Different Lenses
The theme “Re-searching science education: Same issues from different lenses” aims to provide a platform for intellectual dialogue on issues in science education using alternative lenses. Many problems in science education are not new, but can be addressed with new lenses to identify different or unique strategies and solutions. The word “re-search” is intentionally hyphenated to underscore the importance of constantly re-looking and re-examining previous issues so as to gain new insights into familiar problems that confront diverse stakeholders in science education. Through such a process, the field of science education will progress and be enriched.
Science Teacher Professional Development and Teacher Education
Pre-service teacher education, in-service teacher education, professional development, teacher education reform, teacher education policies, reflective practice, lesson study, action research, transformative practices.
Assessment and Evaluation
Summative assessment, formative assessment, alternative assessments, assessment issues, TIMSS, PISA, curriculum evaluation, programme evaluation.
Science in Informal Settings
Out-of-classroom learning, informal learning, museums, science centres, student science research, outdoor setting, afterschool programmes, community outreach.
Science Teaching and Learning
Pedagogies, pedagogical content, pedagogical content knowledge, conceptions, conceptual change, learning contexts, teacher-student interactions, cognition, instructional materials.
Curriculum and Policy
Curriculum reform, curriculum change, curriculum implementation/enactment, curriculum framework, educational policy, science and technology innovations and change, organisational leadership, local or global policy issues.
New Media and Technologies
Multimedia, science and technology, computers.
History, Philosophy and Sociology
Equity, diversity, sociocultural, sociopolitical, multicultural, culture, bilingual, race/ethnic, gender studies.