- The present SIG 4 Science|Environment|Health members and friends’ list includes 78 persons (August 2017).
- At ESERA conference 2017 in Dublin, the SIG 4 organized several events:
- The Symposium #5582 Health and Medicine in Science Education Chair: Alla Keselman , Discussant Albert Zeyer
- An invited Symposium #5646 Addressing complexity in Science|Environment|Health pedagogy Chair : Albert Zeyer, Discussant: Alla Keselman
- A SIG 4 preconference meeting, titled: The Role of Science in a New ScienceIEnvironmentIHealth Pedagogy, Co-chairs Albert Zeyer and Kerstin Kremer.
All of these events were well attended, included intersting presentations and sparkled discussion among the participants.
- The SIG 4 business meetingwas also held at this conference. Some points of the meeting agenda were:
- The SIG 4 has now two communication devices: the SIG 4 Blog (http://www.phil.uzh.ch/elearning/blog/zeyer/), and newly, a the project Science|Environment|Health (https://www.researchgate.net/project/ScienceEnvironmentHealth) on researchgate. It was the members’ idea that this researchgate project should be the future networking device for exchanging publications, ideas, research projects etc. Currently, the project has 12 collaboraters and 17 followers.
- The two co-coordinators Alla Keselman and Albert Zeyer were confirmed for a second period of 2 years. A replacement of at least one of the coordinators at the next ESERA conference in 2019 was announced.
- A next SIG 4 intermediate conference will be organized by Kerstin Kremer in Kiel, Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN), Kiel University, Germany, from Sunday 19.8.2018 (arriving day, in the evening) to Tuesday 21.8.2018 (leaving day, afternoon). Members will be kept informed about the planning process on https://www.researchgate.net/project/ScienceEnvironmentHealth. The final program will be published via the ESERA newsletter.
- A contribution of the symposium Health and Medicine in Science Education to the conference e-proceedings has been submitted.
- The members of the invited SIG 4 symposium Addressing complexity in Science|Environment|Health pedagogy will be submitting a contribution to the Springer Conference Book.
- A second edition of the flag book of the SIG 4 is planned: Zeyer, A. and Kyburz-Graber, R. (eds) (2012) Science | Environment | Health. Towards a Renewed Pedagogy for Science Education. Dordrecht, Boston, London: Springer Verlag. This second edition and its procedure will be an issue at the intermediate conference.
- SIG 4 members published several papers concerning S|E|H issues (list assembled from the updates to the researchgate project):
- Lundström, M., Sjöström, J. and Hasslöf, H. (2017) ‘Responsible research and innovation in science education: the solution or the emperor’s new clothes?’, Sisyphus. Journal of Education., 5(3), pp. 11–27.
- Simon, U. K., Enzinger, S. M. and Fink, A. (2017) ‘“The evil virus cell”: Students” knowledge and beliefs about viruses’, PLOS ONE, 12(3),
- Benninghaus, J. C., Kremer, K. and Sprenger, S. (2017) ‘Assessing high-school students’ conceptions of global water consumption and sustainability’, International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education. Taylor & Francis, 2046(July), pp. 1–17.
- Arnold, J. C. (2018) ‘An integrated model of decision-making in health contexts: the role of science education in health education’, International Journal of Science Education. Taylor & Francis
After evaluating your feedbacks, we are pleased to inform you that the ESERA SIG 4 Science|Environment|Health intermediate conference will take place on:
Sunday 19.8.2018 (arriving day, in the evening) until Tuesday 21.8.2018 (leaving day, afternoon)
In Kiel, Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN), Kiel University, Germany
We will keep you involved in the planning process on https://www.researchgate.net/project/ScienceEnvironmentHealth. The final program will be published via the ESERA newsletter.
–> At this moment, we would be glad to receive a short feedback without obligation if you are interested in participating. We have to plan the appropriate infrastructure and therefore a rough idea about the number of participants would be helpful.
We hope to see you in Kiel and are looking forward to enjoying the ongoing SIG work together with you.
By this update, we just want to clarify/confirm details for SIG4 (ESERA Special Interest Group “Science|Environment|Health”) commitments at ESERA 2017.
The scheduling, as far as it is known at this moment, is:
- SIG 4 business meeting is fixed for Thursday 24.8.2017 at 15:00-15:50. Schedule here
- Symposium #5582 Health and Medicine in Science Education is scheduled for Thursday 24.8.2017 at 09:00-11:00. Contributions here
Chair: Alla Keselman , Discussant Albert Zeyer
Papers 0331, 0333, 0334, 0336
- Symposium #5646 Addressing complexity in Science|Environment|Health pedagogy is scheduled for Friday25.8.2017 at 09:00-11:00, Location QG14
Chair : Albert Zeyer, Discussant: Alla Keselman
Papers 0662, 0671, 0674, 0697
- A SIG 4 preconference meeting, titled: The Role of Science in a New ScienceIEnvironmentIHealth Pedagogy, Co-chairs Albert Zeyer and Kerstin Kremer. This meeting is scheduled on Monday 21.8.2017, at 09:00-13:00.
We kindly ask you to mark these dates in your conference calendar and we are looking forward to seeing you at our SIG 4 conference events.
Albert Zeyer and Alla Keselman
We are pleased to inform you that the ESERA Special Interest Group “Science|Environment|Health” will be represented at ESERA 2017 conference by two symposia (see here).
Moreover, we plan to offer a preconference under the title: The Role of Science in a New ScienceIEnvironmentIHealth Pedagogy, and also a members’ meeting.
We plan to send you a definitive schedule of SIG 4 activities before the conference. If you prefer not to be informed any more feel free to write a short reply to this email (email@example.com).
Albert Zeyer and Alla Keselman
As already announced, Alla Keselman and I plan a symposium of our Special Interest Group Science|Environment|Health (see at ESREA 2017.
It is our pleasure to invite you for cooperation. We want to do this early so that colleagues can still submit for regular ESERA sessions if need be.
If you are interested, please send us your proposals (200 words: introduction, research questions, method, results, discussion conclusion). We will then make a primary selection and create the final symposium which will be submitted to the ESERA review process.
We plan to subsume our symposium under the overarching theme of “Complexity in Science|Environment|Health”. In order to give you a an idea about the issue at stake, please find attached one of our basic SIG texts (Fensham 2012, see also here).
Please submit your proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.
We are looking forward to your proposals.
Albert Zeyer and Alla Keselman