Australasian Science Education Research Association

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

Promoting Science Education & Research since 1970

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 the 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
National Association for Research in Science Teaching (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, to the New Zealand Association of Science Educators (NZASE), and teacher educators through the Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA).

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Our next ASERA conference (ASERA56) will be held at Deakin Downtown (Melbourne, Australia) on July 1 to July 4 2025

More information on ASERA56 will be coming soon ... watch this space!

Why Join ASERA?

  • Anyone with an interest in research in science education - teachers and teacher educators, university researchers and others - can benefit from membership of ASERA. 
  • Our annual conference is attended by researchers from Australia, New Zealand, Asia and around the world, actively engaged in cutting-edge science education research and sharing their findings. The conference a great opportunity to meet and network with fellow researchers. Collaborations begun at the ASERA conference have led to research attracting major competitive grants.
  • ASERA membership also includes a subscription to Research In Science Education (RISE), a top international science education research journal, giving readers access to the best and most influential science education research.
  • Members of ASERA are consulted by ACARA and state and federal governments and are influential on science education policy.

What you get if you join ASERA

  • Share cutting-edge research and network with fellow science education researchers at the annual conference
  • Receive a digital 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

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