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Studies in Science Teaching

Cultural Studies

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).

Journals

  • 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 EducationScience & Education publishes research using historical, philosophical, and sociological approaches in order to improve teaching, learning, and curricula in science and mathematics.
  • Research in Science EducationResearch 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 Studies

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.

Journals

Research Studies

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.

Research Studies