Successful IPN symposium represents ESERA at NARST international conference

March 21st, 2022

Dr. Carola Garrecht and Prof. Dr. Ute Harms receive great recognition as organizers of the symposium "Socioscientific Argumentation in Science Education". After presenting it at ESERA 2021, the ESERA Governing Board has selected the symposium to represent the professional association at the NARST (National Association for Research in Science Teaching) International Conference in March 2022.

The biennial conference of ESERA (European Science Education Research Education) brings together researchers from all over the world to discuss current research results and directions in the field of science education and to network. At the same time, ESERA represents European research at NARST, the most important international conference in this field. ESERA can select one symposium after each of its conferences to be presented again at NARST without having to go through a peer review process.

The symposium selected for this purpose this year includes presentations on measuring reasoning in the context of climate change (Hanno Michel & Ute Harms, IPN) and on promoting reasoning in the context of animal experimentation (Carola Garrecht & Ute Harms, IPN), as well as two contributions on educating prospective teachers in this field (Nina Christenson & Susanne Walan, University of Karlstad, Sweden and Pablo Broccos & María Pilar Jiménez Aleixandre, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain).

The ESERA Governing Board's choice emphasizes the importance of the topic to research and educational practice and promises a diverse and exciting discussion at NARST 2022, which will be held as a hybrid in Vancouver, Canada.