Special Issue "Biology Education"
A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018).
Interests: teaching and learning "evolution" and “energy"; Climate Literacy; biology teachers’ professional competence; public understanding of science; enrichment
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The life sciences are one of the most rapidly-growing fields among all scientific domains, and they are the reference discipline for biology education. Hence, the potential contents for biology education are accelerating. On the other hand, the introduction of competency-oriented teaching and learning in many countries in the science subjects stresses a range of skills and abilities that biology education nowadays should focus going far beyond knowledge acquisition. The aim of this Special Issue is to give an overview on the different branches of research that relate to these two fundamental trends relevant for biology education. In this regard the issue will be structured in four thematic sections: (1) studies addressing questions on teaching and learning biological core ideas respectively fundamental concepts of biology (e.g., natural selection, systems, structure and function); (2) studies addressing questions on teaching and learning biological practices (e.g., developing and using models, engaging in argument from evidence); (3) studies addressing biology related Social Scientific Issues relevant for biology education; and (4) biology teacher education. Although the issue’s focus is empirical studies manuscripts on theoretical considerations about biology education are welcomed. The editor is contacting established scholars for contribution; however, others are invited to submit independently. Please send a structured abstract (cf., https://www.mdpi.com/journal/education/instructions) to the editor Ute Harms ([email protected]) or the Editorial Office ([email protected]).
Prof. Dr. Ute Harms
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- biological concepts and core ideas
- biological practices
- biology related social scientific issues
- biology teacher education