ESERA2015 is the 11th biannual Conference of the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA).
The theme of the conference is Science Education Research: Engaging learners for a sustainable future. The theme underlines the aspects that are of relevance in science education research and the human beings as responsible for a sustainable future: the need to reflect on different approaches to enhance our knowledge of learning processes, and the role of context, designed or circumstantial, formal or non-formal, in learning and instruction. Highlighting these themes does not mean underestimating or neglecting other important aspects of science education research and practice.
The organization of the conference is undertaken by the University of Helsinki, Department of Teacher Education, directed by Dr. Jarkko Lampiselkä, in collaboration with the University of Eastern Finland, University of Jyväskylä, Åbo Akademi and the Luma Centre Finland. The Local Organization Committee (LOC) takes responsibility of the administrative management and coordination of the conference arrangements. It is comprised of a steering committee (Dr. Jarkko Lampiselkä), scientific committee (Professor Jari Lavonen) and a program committee (Dr. Anni Loukomies).