Studies in Science Teaching
Research in the area of cultural studies involves a broad-based approach in science education. Teacher-researchers investigate “science education as a cultural, cross-age, cross-class, and cross-disciplinary phenomenon.” (Cultural Studies of Science Education).
- Cultural Studies in Science Education: By taking a cultural approach and paying close attention to theories from cultural studies, Cultural Studies in Science Education reflects the current diversity in science education. In addition, it reflects the variety of settings in which science education takes place, including schools, museums, zoos, laboratories, parks, aquariums, and community development, maintenance and restoration programs.
- Science and Education: Science & Education publishes research using historical, philosophical, and sociological approaches in order to improve teaching, learning, and curricula in science and mathematics.
- Research in Science Education: Research in Science Education is an international journal publishing and promoting scholarly science education research. The journal examines early childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary, workplace, and informal learning as they relate to science education.
Research on Inquiry
Research on inquiry shares a prominent position in the annals of science education studies. There is much to learn about teaching practice by taking a look at some of these studies. Recently, the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) published a virtual issue of the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, and the entire issue focused on scientific inquiry. You can read all of the articles in this special issue here.
- Journal of Research in Science Teaching
- Science Education
- African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
- Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education
- International Journal of Environmental and Science Education
- International Journal of Science Education
- Journal for Activist Science and Technology Education
- Journal of Science Education and Technology
- Journal of Science Teacher Education
- Electronic Journal of Science Education
- Inquiry-based science instruction—what is it and does it matter? Results from a research synthesis years 1984 to 2002
- How do technology-enhanced inquiry science units impact classroom learning?
- Embracing the essence of inquiry: New roles for science teachers
- Folk theories of “inquiry.”
- Science inquiry and student diversity
- Inquiry and Geoscience
- An analysis of the supports and constraints for scientific discussion in high school project-based science
- Tracking the Footprints Puzzle: The problematic persistence of science-as-process in teaching the nature and culture of science
- The relative effects and equity of inquiry-based and commonplace science teaching on students’ knowledge, reasoning, and argumentation
Research on Science Activities
Research on science activities and related curriculum is an important part of the studies that are pursued in science education. Many of the journals listed under the Research on Inquiry and Cultural Studies pages are apropo for finding research related to science activities and curriculum.
- Bringing science to life: A synthesis of the research evidence on the effects of context-based and STS
- Contextual settings, science stories, and large context problems
- Effects of active-learning experiences on achievement, attitudes, and behaviors in high school biology
- The impact of a project-based science curriculum on minority student achievement, attitudes, and careers
- Scientific discourse in three urban classrooms
- Does Active Learning Work