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Science Education in the 21st Century

Re-searching Issues that Matter from Different Lenses

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  • Revisits longstanding, significant issues in science education research through alternative lenses to rejuvenate the field
  • Presents emergent new issues in science education research to push new frontiers
  • Defines new research agendas that should be “moved forward” and inform new trajectories through the rest of the 21st century

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This book reflects on science education in the first 20 years of the 21st century in order to promote academic dialogue on science education from various standpoints, and highlights emergent new issues, such as education in science education research.  It also defines new research agendas that should be “moved forward” and inform new trajectories through the rest of the century. Featuring 21 thematically grouped chapters, it includes award-winning papers and other significant papers that address the theme of the 2018 International Science Education Conference.

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Table of contents (21 chapters)

  1. Re-searching Science Curriculum and Teaching

  2. Re-searching Science Teachers and Teacher Education

Editors and Affiliations

  • National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore

    Tang Wee Teo, Aik-Ling Tan, Yann Shiou Ong

About the editors

Tang Wee Teo is an Associate Professor in the Natural Sciences and Science Education Academic Group, National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is an equity scholar in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education. Her research interests include STEM education, critical studies, cultural studies, and gender studies. Currently, she is the Co-head of the Multi-centric Education, Research and Industry STEM Centre at NIE.


Aik-Ling Tan is an Associate Professor at the Natural Sciences and Science Education Academic Group at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is also the Deputy Head for Teaching and Curriculum Matters. Her current research interests include teacher-student interaction in science classrooms, professional development needs of science teachers and STEM education. Aik Ling enjoys working with science teachers in schools to better understand the practical issues and tensions of teaching and learning science.


Yann Shiou Ong is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her current research focuses on secondary students’ epistemic practices in scientific inquiry, specifically how students engage in group critique and construction practices. She adopts the productive disciplinary engagement framework and its guiding principles to analyse classroom/group discourses and the corresponding instructional designs. While she takes a pragmatic approach to data analysis, her research questions have mostly lent themselves to qualitative methods such as discourse analysis. Her other research interests include scientific models and modelling, social metacognition, and learning progressions.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Science Education in the 21st Century

  • Book Subtitle: Re-searching Issues that Matter from Different Lenses

  • Editors: Tang Wee Teo, Aik-Ling Tan, Yann Shiou Ong

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-5155-0

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-15-5154-3Published: 30 June 2020

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-15-5157-4Published: 30 June 2021

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-15-5155-0Published: 29 June 2020

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 309

  • Number of Illustrations: 20 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Science Education, Learning & Instruction, Teaching and Teacher Education

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