What is happening in primary science teacher education in Australia?

As members of the science teacher education community in Australia, you are being invited to participate in a study focused on surveying the primary science education landscape and understanding what is happening in initial teacher education in Australia.


The project team - Ange Fitzgerald (USQ), Kimberley Pressick-Kilborn (UTS) and Reece Mills (QUT) - are seeking participants who meet the following two criteria:

Special Journal Issue on Emerging Technologies - invitation to submit an abstract
Science Education in India: Philosophical, Historical, and Contemporary Conversations

Rekha Koul, ASERA member from Curtin University, Perth, Australia is co-editor of a new book about science education in India.

This book brings researchers from across the world to share their expertise, experience, research and reflections on science education in India to make the trends and innovations visible. 

The book should be of special interest to researchers, school administrators, curriculum designers and policymakers.


PhD Scholarships at University of Tasmania in STEM Education

Four scholarships are available. Candidates need to be able to commence prior to December 31st 2019.

RHD scholarships – CALE and COSE collaboration

Focus: Developing STEM capabilities for civic engagement and critical citizenship


Research in Science Education (RISE) is seeking to add to the team of Associate Editors (AE) who support the editorial work of the journal. The work of a AE requires a commitment of about an hour a week to distribute the papers they are assigned for review and facilitate the peer review process as well as to review approximately 6 papers a year.


An AE for RISE would be characterised by:

How are the Academy education programs used in teacher education?

In order to ensure the Australian Academy of Science continues to provide relevant and effective support to teachers, pre-service teachers, and pre-service teacher educators, they have created a survey to explore and understand the ways in which Australian universities include its approaches and resources in their courses and programs.

Chemistry Education Research Postdoc in Yezierski Group at Miami University

Screening of applications begins October 4, 2019 and continues until position is filled. 

Required: Ph.D. in chemistry education research (or a related field) by date of appointment; evidence of presentation and publication skills; excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills for a variety of audiences.


Desired: Candidates with interests in teacher learning, teacher professional development, design research, and/or high school chemistry.

Gender & STEM Network biennial conference in 2020

Title: ‘STEM Education for the New Work Order: Policy, Practice and Partnerships’

The focus of the conference is on tackling the highly politicised and growing problem of women’s underrepresentation in STEM, through the pipeline beginning with early school experiences until the workforce.

When: 30th July - 1st August 2020

Where: University of Sydney, Australia. 

PhD Scholarship in Science Education - The School of Education, Curtin University

A merit-based PhD scholarship is available for the holder to conduct research in a project, funded by the Australian Research Council Discovery Project scheme (ARC DP180100143).

Offer of an ECR Grant of $25000