Pre-conference workshops

The ESERA conference offers complimentary pre-conference workshops on the first day of the conference (August 26th, 2019), approximately from 09:00 to 12:30, before the official opening.

All the workshops (except one organised by SIG3) will take place at the conference centre.

The registration for pre-conference workshops is optional. Delegates who wish to participate are invited to register when applying for registering for the conference. In the registration form you can select only one of the workshops.

Workshops will have a maximum of 40 participants each. When the available places will be sold out, it will no longer be possible to register.

Title of the workshop




Building the Community from Within: The Learning Assistant Model as a Mechanism for Creating Collaborative Classrooms and Recruiting STEM Teachers

Hagit Kornreich-Leshem, STEM Transformation Institute, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA

Laurie S. Langdon, Learning Assistant Program, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA

Eleanor W. Close, Department of Physics, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, USA

Conference centre Room B4


Designing Adequately Powered Impact Studies for Science Education Interventions

Joe Taylor, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs



Enriched Skeleton Mindmap for learning about developments in STEM education for future teachers

Elise Quant, Eindhoven School of Education, Eindhoven University of Technology

Conference centre Room B1


Futurizing Science Education: the I SEE project

I SEE project partnership (

Conference centre Room B2


Multicultural Science Education: What is it?  Why do we need it?  What does it look like?

Katie Wade-Jaimes, University of Memphis

Rachel King Askew, University of Memphis

Conference centre Room B3


New perspectives for Research on Early years Science

Coral Campbell,Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University

Estelle Blanquet, ESPE d’Aquitaine, University of Bordeaux

Conference centre Room A1


RADIOLAB: an interdisciplinary project for improving awareness about radon exposure

Vera Montalbano, University of Siena and INFN Pisa

Conference centre Room B5


ScienceIEnvironmentIHealth –Towards a Science Pedagogy of Complex Living Systems

Albert Zeyer, Bern University of Applied Science, Department of Health Professions

Regula Kyburz-Graber, University of Zurich, Institute of Education

Alla Keselman, Two Democracy Plaza, Suite 510

Conference centre Room B6


The challenges involved in reviewing papers and proposals for high impact journals and conferences

María Pilar Jiménez-Aleixandre, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Knut Neumann, Leibniz-Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN), Germany

Sibel Erduran, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Conference centre Room B7


Understandings of Scientific Inquiry; Learning to Score and Administer Valid and Reliable Instruments (Views about Scientific Inquiry and Young Children Views about Science)

Judith S. Lederman, Illinois Institute of Technology

Norman G. Lederman, Illinois Institute of Technology

Selina L. Bartels, Valparaiso University                                                 

Juan Jimenez-Pavez, Illinois Institute of Technology

Conference centre Room  A2


Writing research for publication in science education

Sherry A. Southerland, Florida State University

John Settlage, University of Connecticut

Conference centre Room D2



SIG3: Science education in out-of-school contexts

The beauty and pleasure of understanding in out-of-school settings: engaging with ethical research challenges.                          

Emily Dawson, Department of Science & Technology Studies at University College London, UK

Melissa Glackin, Education, Communication and Society, King’s College London, UK

Patricia Patrick, Counseling, Foundations and Leadership, Columbus State University, USA

Fondazione Golinelli

Location: Via Nanni Costa, 14 – Bologna




[*] The pre-conference workshop organised by SIG3: Science education in out-of-school contexts, titled “The beauty and pleasure of understanding in out-of-school settings: engaging with ethical research challenges” is the only one that will take place outside the conference centre.