Five Important Science Teaching Organizations

  Research in science education is a significant force in impacting the practice of science.  Science educators (researchers and teachers) around the world have created a strong community of practice that contributes to our understanding of how students learn, and the nature of science teaching, pedagogy, and curriculum. You will find on this page links […]

Linking Research and Practice in Science Teaching

For many years I was fortunate to conduct seminars for the Bureau of Research in Education (BER), an organization that provides staff development and training resources for educators in North America.  One of the principles that provided the framework for the seminars that I did, and others that the BER offers is the link between […]

Humanizing Science Teacher Education

Last week this question appeared on the NARST (National Association for Research in Science Teaching) Discussion List: Can anyone suggest a resource (or resources) that addresses the problem of how to engage resistant in-service science teachers to experiment with more reform oriented instructional practices? Ideally there would be practical suggestions for instructional coaches (or other […]

Research on Social Justice

Today I received a NARST list email from Angela Calabrese Barton ( & Bhaskar Upadhyay ( requesting research papers for submission for an issue of Equity & Excellence in Education on the theme teaching and learning science for social justice.  Requests are due by November 1, 2008. I thought what be interesting to readers on this weblog […]

Grand Challenges in Science: Opportunities for Science Teaching

In an email letter send to all members of NARST, its President, Charlene M. Czerniak reminded members of the theme of next year’s NARST annual meeting: Grand Challenges and Great Opportunities in Science Education.  In her letter, she reminded us that a number of organizations have issued “grand challenges” statements over the past few years.  One of […]