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Secretariat of the ESERA Summer School 2010, CIRD
University of Udine
via delle Scienze 206, 33100 UDINE, Italy
Tel. 0039 0432 558211 Fax 0039 0432 558230
e-mail: esera10@uniud.it
Programme: Lectures

Opening - 25 July 2010 - 14.30-15.00 Antonini Palace Room 7
Michelini Marisa, University of Udine, Italy
- Welcome
Slides of the talk

Lecture 1 -25 July 2010 - 15.00-16.00 Antonini Palace Room 7
Costas Constantinou, Learning in Science Group Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
- Design based research as a framework for promoting research-informed adoptions of inquiry oriented science teaching
Reflective inquiry is a teaching and learning framework that has received widespread support as a means of promoting reform in science education and quality improvement in teaching and learning outcomes. Through recent developments in science education research, there exists established knowledge that highlights the principles, methods and main characteristics of teaching resources and practices that can facilitate inquiry oriented teaching and learning. As in other frameworks that received attention by the science education research community in the past, there is a danger that lethal mutations will hijack the effort and will lead to another cycle of widespread disappointment following concerted reform initiatives. In this presentation, I will discuss Design Based Research as a methodological framework that draws on partnerships between teachers and researchers, schools and universities in an effort to engage in methodical design of teaching and learning practices that can be monitored, evaluated and validated as effective mechanisms for promoting reflective inquiry. I will illustrate the potential impact of this approach in terms of promoting quality improvements in science teaching with results from two projects: Materials Science and CoReflect.
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Lecture 2 -25 July 2010 - 16.30-17.30 Antonini Palace Room 7
Hans Niedderer, Malardalens University, School of Education, Culture and Communication, Eskilstuna, Sweden -
Content-specific research in science education

Four main perspectives of science education research (SER):
1. Focus on contentz
2. Theory and practice
3. Some ideas about theory development
4. Visions for improving the teaching of science
Draft of the talk

Lecture 3 -29 July 2010 - 16.30-17.30 Rizzi Scientific Campus Room M
Vanessa Kind, Durham University, United Kingdom -
Pedagogical content knowledge in science education: perspectives on and potential for science teacher development

This would be based on my recent article in Studies in Science Education (45: 169 – 204). Besides giving an overview of this very wide field and its importance to science teacher education I would include methodological issues associated with exploring “tacit” aspects of school science such as PCK.
Slides of the talk

Lecture 4 -30 July 2010 - 11.00-12.00 Rizzi Scientific Campus Room M
Dillon Justin, King's College London, United Kingdom -
Researching science teaching and learning beyond the classroom

The talk will be cover a range of ideas many of which are referred to in a chapter in a forthcoming book: Dillon, J. (2010, in press). Teaching science outside the classroom. In R. Toplis (Ed.) How Science Works: exploring effective pedagogy and practice. London: Routledge.

Draft of the talk

ESERA Summer School 2010, Udine