Marilyn Fleer elected into the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia

Congratulations to Marilyn Fleer for being elected as a fellow to the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia for her research into STEM in early childhood. Laureate Professor Marilyn Fleer is leading Australia’s first programmatic study of STEM in the early childhood years and is the Director of the Conceptual PlayLab at Monash University. More …

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Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Associate in School Science Education using Citizen Science

Learning by Doing (LBD) is a research project funded by the New South Wales Department of Education and led by academics from the University of Sydney and Taronga Conservation Society. LBD aims to design, implement, and assess citizen science learning programs and frameworks for primary and secondary schools, to better engage students in science, enhance their …

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ASERA and ECR/HDR membership

ASERA is exploring how it can support its Higher Degree Research student (HDR) and Early Career Researcher (ECR) membership. All HDR/ECR members are invited to respond to a survey which comprises five questions and takes no more than 10 minutes. Survey responses will inform HDR/ECR initiatives in 2022. Please follow this link: https://qsurvey.qut.edu.au/jfe/form/SV_5pfIudPFH3v3moS If there are …

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Call for papers: Special issue of RISE

Special issue on “Early Career Innovations in Science Education Research”Historically, science education research has been aligned with a collection of familiar topics and ideas: inquiry-based learning, conceptual understanding and research on multiple representations, to name a few. Today, science education research is considerably more varied. The scope of traditional journals has widened to include topics …

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Seeking NSW Government primary teachers to complete a survey

James Deehan, Amy MacDonald and Chris Morris are launching a new primary science research project. They are seeking primary teachers in NSW government schools to complete a 10-minute survey (click here). All participants will go into a draw to win a $50 gift card for themselves and a $1000 science resource pack for their school. …

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2021 National Summit on Teaching Out-of-field

https://ooftas-collective.org/toofsummitYou are invited to attend the online 2021 National Summit on Teaching Out-of-field (‘TOOF’) online 21-23 October 2021, at which invited presenters will offer views through different lenses on the TOOF phenomenon. TOOF generally refers to when teachers teach subjects or year-levels they are not qualified to teach, and is an integral part of our …

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