Chairperson and Organiser: Jim Ryder, University of Leeds
Collectively, the contributions will highlight the key contribution that in-depth, extended literature reviews can have within our community. Furthermore, science education research is often characterised as a multi-disciplinary field, with contributions from many distinct intellectual traditions (e.g. cognitive psychology, sociology, historical studies). Collectively, these presentations will demonstrate the value of extended literature reviews in drawing upon concepts and themes originating from contexts outside of science education. A further intention of the Invited Symposium is to encourage new authors of future extended literature reviews, and identify additional areas of science education research in need of a contemporary literature review.
• Teachers and science curriculum materials: where we are and where we need to go, Elizabeth A. Davis, Fred J. J. M. Janssen & Jan H. Van Driel
• The application of the microgenetic method to studies of learning in science education: characteristics of published studies, methodological issues and recommendations for future research, Richard Brock & Keith S. Taber
• Searching for a common ground – A literature review of empirical research on scientific inquiry activities, Silke Rönnebeck, Sascha Bernholt & Mathias Ropohl
• Negotiation, embeddedness, and non-threatening learning environments as themes of science and language convergence for English language learners, Yuliya Ardasheva, Lori Norton-Meier & Brian Hand
Discussant: Maria Pilar Jimenez Aleixandre, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela