Australasian Science Education Research Association

Promoting science education research in all contexts and at all levels of education

SINCE 1970

Promoting Science Education & Research

The Australasian Science Education Research Association (ASERA) draws together researchers in science education from Australia, New Zealand and more broadly. It has a focus on research conducted with the goal of understanding and improving science education in a wide range of topics, levels and contexts.

ASERA conducts an annual conference for science educators, and publishes top journal Research In Science Education (RISE).

ASERA has links with international research associations such as the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA), the US-based NARST and the International Council of Associations for Science Education (ICASE). It is also linked with classroom science teachers through the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) and the state and territory science teachers associations, and to the New Zealand Association of Science Educators (NZASE).


Science is a powerful set of concepts for understanding the world, and science education research is the on-going process of learning how to more effectively engage human beings in learning science. Science learning prepares graduates for careers but, more importantly, prepares them to be engaged, informed citizens in society. 

ASERA is an association for people interested in science, and in how we teach science in primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities and in 'informal' learning sites like museums and science centres, as well as in online contexts. 

ASERA's conference, journal and web site are devoted to sharing knowledge and building relationships in the science education research community.

What You Get

* Share cutting-edge research and network with fellow science education researchers at the annual conference
* Receive a subscription to Research In Science Education (RISE)
* Keep up with news, information and opportunities on the ASERA web site and regular email newsletters
* Benefit from ASERA's links with science teacher associations and international science education research associations
* Contribute to influencing science education policy in Australasia and internationally

Networking opportunities

Subscription to RISE

Links to international organisations

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