Research

Seminal Work

  • Fleming, R. (1986). Adolescent reasoning in socio-scientific issues. Part I: Social cognition. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 23, 677–687.
  • Sadler, T. D. (2009). Situated learning in science education: Socio-scientific issues as contexts for practice. Studies in Science Education, 45, 1-42.
  • Sadler, T. D. (2004). Informal reasoning regarding socioscientific issues: A critical review of research. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 41, 513-536.
  • Sadler, T. D. (Ed.) (2011). Socio-scientific issues in the classroom: Teaching, learning and research. New York: Springer.
  • Zeidler, D. L. (Ed.) (2003). The role of moral reasoning on socioscientific issues and discourse in science education. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Zeidler, D. L., Sadler, T. D., Simmons, M. L., & Howes, E. V. (2005). Beyond STS: A research-based framework for socioscientific issue education. Science Education, 89, 357-377.

Recent Research from the [RI]² team

  • Eastwood, J. L., Sadler, T. D., Zeidler, D. L., Lewis, A., Amiri, L.*, & Applebaum, S. (2012). Contextualizing nature of science instruction in socioscientific issues. International Journal of Science Education, 34, 2289-2315. (DOI 10.1080/09500693.2012.667582)
  • Friedrichsen, P., Sadler, T. D., Graham, K., & Selby, L. (2015, April). A teacher-researcher collaboration for SSI-based teaching and learning. NARST. Chicago IL.
  • Presley, M. L.*, Sickel, A. J.*, Muslu, N.*, Merle-Johnson, D.*, Witzig, S. B.*, Izci, K.*, & Sadler, T. D. (2013). A framework for socio-scientific issues based education. Science Educator, 22, 26-32.
  • Sadler, T. D., Friedrichsen, P., Graham, K., Foulk, J., Tang, N.-E., & Menon, D. (2015, April). The derivation of an instructional model and design processes for socioscientific issues-based teaching. NARST. Chicago IL.
  • Sadler, T. D., Foulk, J. A., & Friedrichsen, P. J. (2017). Evolution of a model for socio-scientific issue teaching and learning. International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology5(2), 75-87.
  • Peel, A., Sadler, T., Kinslow, A., Zangori, L., & Friedrichsen, P. (2017). Climate change as an issue for socio-scientific issues teaching and learning. Teaching and learning about climate change. A framework for educators, 153-165.
  • Kinslow, A. T., & Sadler, T. D. (2017). Socio-scientific Issues for Scientific Literacy–The Evolution of an Environmental Education Program with a Focus on Birds. In Animals and Science Education (pp. 169-185). Springer, Cham.
  • Zangori, L., Peel, A., Kinslow, A., Friedrichsen, P., & Sadler, T. D. (2017). Student development of model‐based reasoning about carbon cycling and climate change in a socio‐scientific issues unit. Journal of Research in Science Teaching.
  • Kinslow, A. T., & Sadler, T. D. (2017). Socio-scientific Issues for Scientific Literacy–The Evolution of an Environmental Education Program with a Focus on Birds. In Animals and Science Education (pp. 169-185). Springer, Cham.
  • Kinslow, A. T., Sadler, T. D., & Nguyen, H. T. (2018). Socio-scientific reasoning and environmental literacy in a field-based ecology class. Environmental Education Research, 1-23.
  • Herman, B. C., Sadler, T. D., Zeidler, D. L., & Newton, M. H. (2018). A socioscientific issues approach to environmental education. In International Perspectives on the Theory and Practice of Environmental Education: A Reader (pp. 145-161). Springer, Cham.