Science Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Tales from the Front Lines

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Science Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Tales from the Front Lines

Editors Dr. Valarie L. Akerson, Dr. Ingrid S. Carter

Certainly the year 2020 will be one for the history books, as COVID-19 made its impact globally beginning in that year. While it did not hit the United States substantially until about March of 2020, other countries felt the effects sooner. Eventually it seemed that the globe essentially was shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This type of shutdown was challenging for education and educators. How could we pivot to online forums and teaching methods? Would our students still learn? It was especially concerning for science teachers and science educators who were accustomed to teaching using mostly hands-on inquiry instruction. How could students manipulate materials in these virtual settings? The science educators who have contributed to this book decided to conduct research to determine answers to some of these questions. The book is divided into three sections related to science teaching--COVID-19 science teaching research that involved K-12 teachers, research that explored university science content courses, and research that explored preservice science teacher education. Following each section we include a summary of the outcomes and recommendations. We end the book with conclusions and recommendations from a synthesis of the studies included.


Akerson, V. L. & Carter, I. S. (Eds.). (2021). Science Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Tales from the Front Lines. ISTES Organization.


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Lessons Learned from Facilitating Inquiry-Based Science Online Teaching: Challenges and Opportunities to Enhance Student Experiences

Sumreen Asim, James E. Hollenbeck

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Adaptation to Online Science Teaching: Experiences of Turkish Middle School Science Teachers

Banu Avsar Erumit, Tugba Yuksel, Arzu Tanis Ozcelik, Ahmet Tekbiyik

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Facilitating Inquiry-Based Learning during COVID-19 Pandemic: Experiences of Turkish Elementary Science Teachers

Kader Bilican, Burcu Senler, Mehmet Aydeniz

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It’s Hard to Focus on the Content Knowledge: Understanding a Doctoral Student Instructor’s Emotional Challenges of Teaching Science During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Qiu Zhong, Tulana Ariyaratne, Jing Yang, Shukufe Rahman, Valarie Akerson

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Navigating the Pandemic as an International Teaching Assistant in Science Education

Shukufe Rahman, Gayle Buck

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Feeling Like a First Year Teacher All Over Again: Teaching Elementary Science Methods During COVID-19

Valarie L. Akerson, Ingrid Carter, Claire Cesljarev

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Reflections on Teaching Fully Asynchronously: A Self-Study of Elementary Science and Health Methods during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ingrid Carter, Valarie Akerson, Claire Cesljarev

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Wholehearted Lessons: Developing as a Teacher Educator During a Global Pandemic

Claire Cesljarev, Valarie Akerson, Ingrid Carter

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