This SIG is currently dormant whilst we recruit for a new SIG Convenor.
The group’s interests include: formal science curricula practised in schools, colleges and universities; the promotion of public understanding of science through the media, museums, exhibitions and literature; and science education of students of any age or cultural background. Our interests in curriculum development include policy issues addressing problems in assessment, using new technologies, providing differentiated learning experiences and developing investigative approaches. We seek to explore differences between science curricula offered in different countries and the relationship between science and technology. We are also interested in the teaching and learning of the philosophy of science including the history of science, the language of science, the mental models used in science and graphic representation in science. Our aims include
to highlight the achievements of science education
to provide a forum for science education research between scientists and non-scientists
to collaborate with and co-ordinate the work of other SIGs in the science area
to provide support for researchers and practitioner researchers in science education
to make recommendations to the BERA council on matters of policy within science education
to support ITT and student researchers in science education
to develop a self help network of researchers in science education within BERA
to promote lifelong learning in and motivation towards science
to achieve an appropriate balance of science for future scientists and science for democracy.