Conference Information

The Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference Information Website  – The call for presentations and other conference information can be found here.

Each year SERG has multi-paper, panel, roundtable, and poster sessions at CSSE. Beginning in 2016, one session at each conference is devoted to the sharing of practice in science methods.

This year we will continue to have proposals accepted for the category Methods and Strategies in Science Teacher Education for people who would like to share innovative ideas related to science methods courses. When submitting a proposal to this special category, please include the words Methods and Strategies in your proposal title so it will be reviewed accordingly. Selected proposals submitted to this special category will be part of a panel, and, as such, first authors in this category will still be allowed to be first authors in one other proposal within our association (as per CSSE regulations, you can only be a first author once per association within CSSE. Please, notice that SERG is a special interest group within CACS, and therefore, it counts as part of CACS for authorship consideration).

Other highlights of the conference are: the AGM, student awards (photos), the annual SERG Dinner, and the keynote.


SERG Keynote
In 2015, SERG established it’s Annual Keynote address. The keynote is given during CSSE by a member whose work speaks to significant issues and / or changes in the science education research and teaching. A monograph of each talk is produced and archived below.

SERG Keynote 2019
Dr. Astrid Steele
Nipissing University in North Bay

Science Education: Perspectives and Purpose


SERG Keynote 2018
Dr. Karen Goodnough
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Continuous Professional Learning (CPL): Shifting the Paradigm in Science Education


SERG Keynote 2017
Dr. John Wallace
OISE, University of Toronto
Wild places and intellectual spaces: Science education landscapes and mindscapes


SERG Keynote 2016
Dr. Anthony Bartley
Lakehead University

A brief history of SERG: Its raison d’être and formation


SERG Keynote 2015 – Inaugural Keynote
Dr. David Blades
University of Victoria

Recognizing the beauty: Aesthetics in science teacher education
(Click link for PDF of the paper)