The following Strands are currently in effect:

  1. Science Learning: Development of student understanding
    How students learn from a variety of theoretical perspectives.
    Coordinators: (22) Bahadir Namdar; (23) Kader Bilican

  2. Science Learning: Contexts, Characteristics and Interactions
    Learning environments, teacher-student and student-student interactions, and factors related to and/or affecting learning.
    Coordinators: (22) Edna Tan; (23) Angela Chapman

  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: (22) Ornit Spektor-Levy; (23) Selina Bartels

  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: (22) Shannon Navy; (23) Jose Pavez

  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: (22) Anne Emerson Leak; (23) Grant Gardner

  6. Science Learning in Informal Contexts
    Learning and teaching in museums, outdoor settings, community programs, communications media and after-school programs.
    Coordinators: (22) Anton Puvirajah; (23) Eli Tucker-Raymond

  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: (22) Takumi Sato; (23) Amanda Berry

  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: (22) Jonah Firestone; (23) Patrick Enderle

  9. discontinued

  10. Curriculum and Assessment
    Curriculum development, change, implementation, dissemination and evaluation, including alternative forms of assessment of teaching and learning.
    Coordinators: (22) Ke Li; (23) Jing Lin

  11. Cultural, Social, and Gender Issues
    Equity and diversity issues: sociocultural, multicultural, bilingual, racial/ethnic, and gender equity studies.
    Coordinators: (22) Terrell Morton; (23) Katharine Wade-Jaimes

  12. Technology for Teaching, Learning, and Research
    Advancing applications of technology and digital tools to promote teaching, learning, and research.
    Coordinators: (22) Leigh Ann Haefner; (23) Preethi Titu

  13. History, Philosophy, Sociology, and Nature of Science
    Historical, philosophical and social issues of science as related to science education.
    Coordinators: (22) Alison Cullinane; (23) Gunkut Mesci

  14. Environmental Education and Sustainability
    Education related to Earth and environmental systems, ecology, environmental science literacy, experiential learning, health, indigenous education, place-based, public participation in science (citizen science), responsible citizenship, socioscientific issues, and sustainability and sustainable development.
    Coordinators: (22) Beth Covitt; (23) Heather Page

  15. Policy, Reform, and Program Evaluation
    The construction, interpretation, and implementation of science education policies and reforms at the local, regional, national, or international levels.
    Coordinators: (22) Mercy Ogunsola-Baudele; (23) Sanlyn Buxner