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International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education

International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education

Editor-in-Chief: Huann-shyang Lin

ISSN: 1571-0068 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-1774 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10763

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Call for Papers of 2020 Special Issue (IJSME)

Posing Researchable Questions in Mathematics and Science Education 

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Prof. Jinfa Cai, University of Delaware
Prof. Rachel Mamlok-Naaman, Weizmann Institute of Science
Einstein and Infeld (1938) once wrote, “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science” (p. 95). In the history of mathematical and scientific research, there is no shortage of evidence for the impact of posing important and researchable questions. We hold a similar position that posing new researchable questions marks real advance in mathematics and science education. In fact, research in mathematics and science education begins with researchable questions. In this special issue, researchable questions refer to important questions in mathematics and science education that can be investigated empirically.
Researchable questions in mathematics and science education can be discussed with respect to study design, to the conduct of research, and to the dissemination of research. This special issue calls for papers on how to judge, select, and communicate research questions that are researchable. However, papers for this special issue should not merely list researchable questions in mathematics and science. Special consideration will be given to articles that focus on one or more of the following:
• Criteria for judging researchable questions
• Issues related to the sources of researchable questions
• Considerations of communicating researchable questions in manuscripts submitted to journals for publication
• Alignment of researchable questions with the conceptual framework as well as appropriate research methods
The due date for paper submissions is September 30, 2019. People intending to submit articles to this 2020 Special Issue should contact Prof. Jinfa Cai (jcai@udel.edu) by June 30, 2019. All special issue manuscripts will be reviewed in a double-blind review process. IJSME manuscript guidelines can be found at http://www.springer.com/10763
Einstein, A., & Infeld, L. (1938). The evolution of physics: The growth of ideas from early concepts to relativity and quanta. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

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    The objective of this journal is to publish original, fully peer-reviewed articles on a variety of topics and research methods in both science and mathematics education. The journal welcomes articles that address common issues in mathematics and science education and cross-curricular dimensions more widely. Specific attention will be paid to manuscripts written by authors whose native language is not English and the editors have made arrangements for support in re-writing where appropriate.

    Contemporary educators highlight the importance of viewing knowledge as context-oriented and not limited to one domain. This concurs with current curriculum reforms worldwide for interdisciplinary and integrated curricula. Modern educational practice also focuses on the use of new technology in assisting instruction which may be easily implemented into such an integrated curriculum. The journal welcomes studies that explore science and mathematics education from different cultural perspectives.
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