Educational Sciences

Science education is a highly dynamic field of applied and basic research and of research-based development. A science education game developed by a College of Education faculty member wins the 2018 International Serious Play Award. A choice of 24 science majors and minors, spanning physics to plant sciences, biochemistry to geographical science, and psychology to mathematics, will provide you with a rich repertoire of study options. Taken together with your education studies, you can look forward to a highly rewarding career with two teaching specialisations.

The gap in average mathematics scores between white and black students was 6 points at the beginning of kindergarten and 13 points in the spring of third grade; the science score gap was 5 points at the beginning of first grade and 9 points by the spring of third grade. The major in Computer Science enables a student to develop an understanding of the theory and practice of computing within the context of a liberal arts and sciences education. In addition to computer programming, majors in computer science study computer languages, logic, data structures, and applications of computing.

Interestingly, the study of technology has always been seen as more interesting and useful than the study of science alone. Further, the public has often been more aware of and supportive of technological advances than those of basic science. Vellom, R.P., and Anderson, C.W. (1999). Reasoning about data in middle school science. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 36, 179-199.

Taking the right courses during high school, figuring out how to apply to college, and choosing the right college for you can be a frustrating experience! Don’t be afraid to speak with your parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and school admissions counselors. You can even do some of your own research online, and these useful articles will help you find some answers to your questions about college.

Asia-Pacific Science Education is sponsored by The Korean Association For Science Education (KASE) KASE was founded in 1976 and currently has more than 3,500 members. KASE aims to contribute to the advancement of science education through research and development. To support these goals, KASE sponsors two science education conferences a year and two different journals to help disseminate research findings to researchers, teacher educators, and teachers – both domestically and internationally.