The following Strands are currently in effect:

  1. Science Learning: Development of student understanding
    How students learn from a variety of theoretical perspectives.
    Coordinators: (21) Sarah J Fick; (20) Calvin Kalman

  2. Science Learning: Contexts, Characteristics and Interactions
    Learning environments, teacher-student and student-student interactions, and factors related to and/or affecting learning.
    Coordinators: (21) Julia Plummer; (20) David Owens

  3. Science Teaching — Primary School (Grades preK-6): Characteristics and Strategies
    Teacher cognition, content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, instructional materials and strategies.
    Coordinators: (21) Ryan Nixon; (20) Carrie-Anne Sherwood

  4. Science Teaching — Middle and High School (Grades 5-12): Characteristics and Strategies
    Teacher cognition; content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, and instructional materials and strategies.
    Coordinators: (21) Neta Shaby; (20) Justina Ogodo

  5. College Science Teaching and Learning (Grades 13-20)
    Instructor cognition, content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, student understanding and learning, and conceptual change at postsecondary level.
    Coordinators: (21) Lisa Kenyon; (20) Jana Bouwma-Gearhart

  6. Science Learning in Informal Contexts
    Learning and teaching in museums, outdoor settings, community programs, communications media and after-school programs.
    Coordinators: (21) Anton Puvirajah; (20) Nancy Staus

  7. Pre-service Science Teacher Education
    Pre-service professional development of teachers, pre-service teacher education programs and policy, field experience, and issues related to pre-service teacher education reform.
    Coordinators: (21) Michelle Fleming; (20) Shannon Sung

  8. In-service Science Teacher Education 
    Continuing professional development of teachers, in-service teacher education programs and policy, and issues related to in-service teacher education reform.
    Coordinators: (21) Nidaa Makki; (20) Tracy Huziak-Clark

  9. Reflective Practice
    Teacher inquiry, action research, self-study practices, and transformative education.
    Coordinators: (21) Heather Page; (20) Pei-Ling Hsu

  10. Curriculum, Evaluation, and Assessment
    Curriculum development, change, implementation, dissemination and evaluation, including alternative forms of assessment of teaching and learning.
    Coordinators: (21) Elon Langbeheim; (20) Hui Jin

  11. Cultural, Social, and Gender Issues
    Equity and diversity issues: sociocultural, multicultural, bilingual, racial/ethnic, and gender equity studies.
    Coordinators: (21) Cesar Delgado; (20) Natalie King

  12. Educational Technology
    Computers, interactive multimedia, video and other technologies.
    Coordinators: (21) Denise M. Bressler; (20) Jonah Firestone

  13. History, Philosophy, Sociology, and Nature of Science
    Historical, philosophical and social issues of science as related to science education.
    Coordinators: (21) Alexandria Hansen; (20) Dina Tsybulsky

  14. Environmental Education 
    Ecological education; experiential education; education for sustainable development; indigenous science.
    Coordinators: (21) Idit Adler; (20) Iris Alkaher

  15. Policy
    The construction, interpretation, and implementation of science education policies and reforms at the local, regional, national, or international levels.
    Coordinators: (21) Audrey Msimanga; (20) Carrie Allen