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Prof. Sibel Erduran

Biography

Sibel Erduran is Chair of STEM Education at University of Limerick, Ireland. She is an Editor for International Journal of Science Education, Section Editor for Science Education, serves as a member of the ESERA Executive Board and as Secretary of the Royal Irish Academy Social Sciences Committee. Previously, she has held elected positions on the NARST and IHPST Boards. She held Visiting Professorships at Kristianstad University, Sweden, and Bogazici University, Turkey. She has also worked at University of Pittsburgh, USA and King's College, University of London and University of Bristol, United Kingdom. Her higher education was completed in the USA at Vanderbilt (PhD Science Education & Philosophy), Cornell (MSc Food chemistry) and Northwestern (Biochemistry) Universities. She has worked as a chemistry teacher in a high school in northern Cyprus. Her research interests focus on the applications in science education of epistemic perspectives on science in general and in chemistry in particular. She has co-edited a book (Erduran and Jimenez- Aleixandre 2007, Springer) on argumentation in science education, an area of research for which she has received an award from NARST. Her recent book entitled 'Reconceptualising the Nature of Science for Science Education: Scientific Knowledge, Practices and Other Family Categories' was authored with Zoubeida Dagher and was published in 2014 by Springer.

Research Interests

Science education, argumentation in science teaching and learning, nature of science, epistemic practices of science, epistemology of chemistry, history and philosophy of science in science education, science teacher education

Recent Research & Development Projects

STeP into Science: Engaging Students, Teachers and Parents in Scientific Debates, Science Foundation Ireland (2016)

Reviewing the potential and challenges of developing STEAM education through creative pedagogies for 21st learning, British Educational Research Association (2016-2017)

Nature of science in science teacher education: A comparative research and development project, Bogazici University (2016-2018)

Infusing Scientific Practices in Science Teacher Education in Lebanon, NARST Linking Science Educators Program (2015)

A Collaboration to Develop Tools for Mapping and Assessing the Impact of STEM Experiences Across Different Ecologies, Wellcome Trust/NSF Science Learning +, (2014-2015)

Enhancing the Teaching and Learning of Argumentation in Science Lessons in Rwanda, NARST Linking Science Educators Program (2014)

Professional Activities

Association

  • Director, International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group Council

Committee

  • EHS Research Committee,
  • Athena SWAN Steering Committee,
  • UL Buildings Committee,
  • EPS Research Committee,
  • Royal Irish Academy Social Sciences Committee,
  • European Science Education Research Association Executive Board,
  • Science & Education Journal (Springer) Advisory Board,

Other

  • Editor, International Journal of Science Education

  • Section Editor, Science Education

Publications

Books

2014

Reconceptualizing the nature of science for science education: Scientific knowledge, practices and other family categories.
Erduran, S., & Dagher, Z.
(2014) Reconceptualizing the nature of science for science education: Scientific knowledge, practices and other family categories.
Dordrecht : Springer

Book Chapters

2017

Teacher meta-talk as a pedagogical tool to support epistemic access for English language learners: Some vignettes from a South African science classroom.
Msimanga, A., & Erduran, S.
(2017) Teacher meta-talk as a pedagogical tool to support epistemic access for English language learners: Some vignettes from a South African science classroom.
In Global developments in literacy research for science education; Dordrecht : Springer

2017

Epistemic grounding of conceptual change, argumentation, models and explanations: Why it matters for science education
Erduran, S., Kaya, E., & Cetin, P. S.
(2017) Epistemic grounding of conceptual change, argumentation, models and explanations: Why it matters for science education
In Converging and Complementary Perspectives on Conceptual Change.; London : Routledge

2016

Affective filter: emotions as modulators of perspective taking in digital environments
Xolocotzin, U., Yeh, S-H., Erduran, S.
(2016) Affective filter: emotions as modulators of perspective taking in digital environments
In Emotions of tehnology: communication of feelings for, with and through digital media; New York : Elsevier pp. 3-20

2016

Interdisciplinarity and science education
Broggy, J., O'Reilly, J., & Erduran, S.
(2016) Interdisciplinarity and science education
In Science Education: An International Course Companion; Rotterdam : Sense

2016

Research trends in science education in Turkey
Erduran, S., Mugaloglu, E. Z.
(2016) Research trends in science education in Turkey
In Science Education Research and Practice in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities; Dordrecht : Springer

2015

Epistemic practices and thinking in science: fostering teachers' development in scientific argumentation.
Erduran, S., Garcia-Mila, M.
(2015) Epistemic practices and thinking in science: fostering teachers' development in scientific argumentation.
In Routledge Handbook of Research on Teaching Thinking; London : Routledge

2015

Argumentation
Jimenez-Aleixandre, M. P., Erduran, S.
(2015) Argumentation
In Encyclopedia of Science Education; Dordrecht : Springer pp. 54-59

2015

Promoting argumentation in the context of chemistry stories
Erduran, S., Pabuccu, A.
(2015) Promoting argumentation in the context of chemistry stories
In Relevant chemistry education: From theory to practice; New York : Sense

2014

The Role of Disciplinary Knowledge in Science Education: The Case of Laws and Explanations in Biology and Chemistry
Dagher, Z., Erduran, S.
(2014) The Role of Disciplinary Knowledge in Science Education: The Case of Laws and Explanations in Biology and Chemistry
In Handbook of Research on History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science; Dordrecht : Springer pp. 1203-1234

2014

Philosophy of chemistry in chemical education
Erduran, S., Mugaloglu, E. Z.
(2014) Philosophy of chemistry in chemical education
In Handbook of Research on History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science; Dordrecht : Springer pp. 287-316

Peer Reviewed Journals

2016

Investigating students' engagement in epistemic and narrative practices of chemistry in the context of a story on gas behavior
Pabuccu, A,Erduran, S
(2016) Investigating students' engagement in epistemic and narrative practices of chemistry in the context of a story on gas behavior
In Chemistry Education Research And Practice; pp. 523-531
DOI: 10.1039/c6rp00011h

2016

Investigating students' engagement in epistemic and narrative practices of chemistry in the context of a story on gas behavior
Pabuccu, A., & Erduran, S.
(2016) Investigating students' engagement in epistemic and narrative practices of chemistry in the context of a story on gas behavior
In Chemistry Education Research And Practice;

2016

Reconceptualizing the Nature of Science for Science Education
Dagher, ZR,Erduran, S
(2016) Reconceptualizing the Nature of Science for Science Education
In Science & Education; pp. 147-164
DOI: 10.1007/s11191-015-9800-8

2016

Scientific argumentation and deliberative democracy: an incompatible mix in school science?
Erduran, S., Kaya, E.
(2016) Scientific argumentation and deliberative democracy: an incompatible mix in school science?
In Theory Into Practice; pp. 302-310

2015

Focus on Scientific Practices
Erduran, S.
(2015) Focus on Scientific Practices
In Science Education; pp. 1023-1025

2014

Science curriculum reform in South Africa: Lessons for professional development from research on argumentation in science education
Erduran, S,Msimanga, A
(2014) Science curriculum reform in South Africa: Lessons for professional development from research on argumentation in science education
In Education As Change; pp. 33-46
DOI: 10.1080/16823206.2014.882266

2014

Regaining focus in Irish Junior Cycle Science: potential new directions for curriculum and assessment on Nature of Science
Erduran, S,Dagher, ZR
(2014) Regaining focus in Irish Junior Cycle Science: potential new directions for curriculum and assessment on Nature of Science
In Irish Educational Studies; pp. 335-350
DOI: 10.1080/03323315.2014.984386

2009

Funding Patterns and Priorities: An International Perspective
She, HC,Yore, LD,Anderson, JO,Erduran, S,Graber, W,Jones, A,Klumpers, J,Parker, S,Rollnick, M,Sherwood, RD,Waldrip, B,Shelley, MC,Yore, LD,Hand, B
(2009) Funding Patterns and Priorities: An International Perspective
In Quality Research In Literacy And Science Education: International Perspectives And Gold Standards; pp. 467-509

2008

Analysis of Lines of Reasoning in Written Argumentation
Kelly, GJ,Regev, J,Prothero, W,Erduran, S,JimenezAleixandre, M
(2008) Analysis of Lines of Reasoning in Written Argumentation
In Argumentation In Science Education: Perspectives From Classroom-Based Research; pp. 137-157

Other Journals

2016

Reconceptualising the nature of science: why does it matter?
Dagher, Z., & Erduran
(2016) Reconceptualising the nature of science: why does it matter?
In Science & Education;
DOI: 1007/s11191-015-9800-8

2015

The role of visual representations in scientific practices: from conceptual understanding and knowledge generation to ‘seeing' how science works.
Evagorou, M., Erduran, S., & Mantyla, T.
(2015) The role of visual representations in scientific practices: from conceptual understanding and knowledge generation to ‘seeing' how science works.
In International Journal of STEM Education;
DOI: 10.1186/s40594-015-0024-x

2015

What do students learn about science in school ?
Erduran, S.
(2015) What do students learn about science in school ?
In Science; pp. 32-33

2015

Research trends on argumentation in science education: a journal content analysis from 1998-2014
Erduran, S., Ozdem, Y., & Park, J. Y.
(2015) Research trends on argumentation in science education: a journal content analysis from 1998-2014
In International Journal of STEM Education ;
DOI: 10.1186/s40594-015-0020-1

2014

Revisiting the nature of science in science education: towards a holistic account of science teaching and learning.
Erduran, S.
(2014) Revisiting the nature of science in science education: towards a holistic account of science teaching and learning.
In International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education;

2014

İki Argümantasyon Testinin Türkçe'ye Uyarlanması (Adaptation of two argumentation tests into Turkish)
Kaya, E., Cetin, P. C., & Erduran, S.
(2014) İki Argümantasyon Testinin Türkçe'ye Uyarlanması (Adaptation of two argumentation tests into Turkish)
In Ilkogretim Egitimi Dergisi; pp. 1014-1032

2014

A holistic approach to the atom
Erduran, S.
(2014) A holistic approach to the atom
In Educación Quimica EduQ; pp. 39-42

Conference Publications

2016

Annual Conference of NARST: A Worldwide Association for Improving Science Teaching and Learning through Research, Baltimore, USA.
Dagher, Z., Erduran, S., Kaya, E., & BouJaoude, S.
(2016) Annual Conference of NARST: A Worldwide Association for Improving Science Teaching and Learning through Research, Baltimore, USA.

2016

III. International Eurasian Educational Research Conference, Mugla, Turkey.
Aksoz, B., Akgun, S., Kaya, E., Erduran, S., & Tas, T.
(2016) III. International Eurasian Educational Research Conference, Mugla, Turkey.

2016

Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference, Galway, Ireland.
Guilfoyle, L., Erduran, S., & McCormack, O.
(2016) Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference, Galway, Ireland.

2016

7th Science and Mathematics Education Conference (SMEC)
Erduran, S; Kelly, R; Guilfoyle, L; Walshe, G
(2016) 7th Science and Mathematics Education Conference (SMEC)
Dublin City University 16th -17th June, Dublin

2016

III. International Eurasian Educational Research Conference, Mugla, Turkey.
Erduran, S., & Kaya, E.
(2016) III. International Eurasian Educational Research Conference, Mugla, Turkey.

2016

European Conference of Educational Research, Dublin, Ireland.
Guilfoyle, L., Erduran, S., & McCormack, O.
(2016) European Conference of Educational Research, Dublin, Ireland.

2016

International Conference on New Perspectives in Science Education, Florence, Italy.
Kaya, E., Erduran, S., & Cetin, P. S.
(2016) International Conference on New Perspectives in Science Education, Florence, Italy.

2016

III. International Eurasian Educational Research Conference, Mugla, Turkey.
Kaya, E., & Erduran, S.
(2016) III. International Eurasian Educational Research Conference, Mugla, Turkey.

2016

International Conference of East-Asian Association for Science Education, Tokyo, Japan.
Kaya, E., & Erduran, S.
(2016) International Conference of East-Asian Association for Science Education, Tokyo, Japan.

2016

Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice Conference, Philadelphia, USA.
Erduran, S., & Dagher, Z.
(2016) Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice Conference, Philadelphia, USA.

2016

First European Regional Conference of the International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group, Flensburg, Germany.
Kelly, R., & Erduran, S.
(2016) First European Regional Conference of the International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group, Flensburg, Germany.

2016

International Conference of East-Asian Association for Science Education, Tokyo, Japan.
Erduran, S., & Kaya, E.
(2016) International Conference of East-Asian Association for Science Education, Tokyo, Japan.

2016

First European Regional Conference of the International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group,
Guilfoyle, L., Erduran, S., & McCormack, O.
(2016) First European Regional Conference of the International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group,
Flensburg, Germany

2016

European Conference of Educational Research, Dublin, Ireland.
Flaherty, A., Erduran, S., O'Dwyer, A., Leahy, J. J. (2016, August).
(2016) European Conference of Educational Research, Dublin, Ireland.

2016

International Conference of East-Asian Association for Science Education, Tokyo, Japan.
Kaya, E., & Erduran, S.
(2016) International Conference of East-Asian Association for Science Education, Tokyo, Japan.

2015

International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Biennial Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Kaya, S., Erduran, S., & Birdthistle, N.
(2015) International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Biennial Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2015

NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning through Research, Chicago, USA.
Erduran, S., Kaya, E., Cetin, P. S., O'Grady, A., Leahy, K., Uworwabayeho, A., & Mutarutinya, V.
(2015) NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning through Research, Chicago, USA.

2015

NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning through Research, Chicago, USA.
Kaya, E., Erduran, S., Dagher, Z., Mugaloglu, E., Sarıbaş, D., & Ceyhan, G.
(2015) NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning through Research, Chicago, USA.

2015

International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Cullinane, A. and Erduran, S.
(2015) International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2015

International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Biennial Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Erduran, S., & Dagher, Z.
(2015) International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Biennial Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2015

NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning through Research, Chicago, USA.
Mugaloglu, E., Ceyhan, G., Erduran, S., Dagher, Z., Kaya, E., & Sarıbaş, D.
(2015) NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning through Research, Chicago, USA.

2015

International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Biennial Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Justi, R., & Erduran, S.
(2015) International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Biennial Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2015

International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Biennial Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Dagher, Z., & Erduran, S.
(2015) International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Biennial Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2015

International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Biennial Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Kaya, E., & Erduran, S.
(2015) International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Biennial Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2015

NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning through Research, Chicago, USA.
Erduran, S., & Dagher, Z.R.
(2015) NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning through Research, Chicago, USA.

2015

International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Biennial Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Imren, O., Erduran, S., & Murphy, L.
(2015) International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Biennial Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2015

NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning through Research, Chicago, USA.
Dagher, Z., Mugaloglu, E., Erduran, S., Kaya, E., Sarıbaş, D., & Ceyhan, G.
(2015) NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning through Research, Chicago, USA.

Other Publications

2015

Science Scope - Irish Independent Newspaper Junior Cycle Supplements
Erduran, S. (Reviewer)
(2015) Science Scope - Irish Independent Newspaper Junior Cycle Supplements

2014

Education with a big E in STEM Education
Erduran, S.
(2014) Education with a big E in STEM Education
In Link Magazine, University of Limerick; pp. 16-17