Journal of Turkish Science Education (TUSED),

. . . ...Special Issue - The Effect of STEM on the Learning of Science
Call for Papers

           Massive curriculum reforms worldwide have influenced all developed and developing countries and spread their influential outcomes out rapidly. Recently, science educators have been introduced with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Approach that has driven much more researches and related curricula. However, we should discuss whether STEM solves all problems in science education and/or acts as a problem solver of quality of science education. At that point, Journal of Turkish Science Education hosts a Special Issue ‘The Effect of STEM on the Learning of Science’ that aims to provide research-based evidences in STEM educational research. In that, research-based evidences and/or empirical preliminary studies will be able to help decision-makers, researchers, teachers and practitioners think about further efforts towards development of STEM education. Hence, we are able to inquire ‘economic imperative’ - a key influencethat may resultin an increase in the number of STEM students at tertiary education. Overall, this Special Issue will be focusing on several key research questions: Does STEM result in an increase in the number of the students at tertiary education? Does STEM stimulate the students’ interests/attitudes towards science related disciplines? Does STEM work out quality problems of STEM programmes (i.e. Faculties of Science, Technology and Engineering)?
           At that point, in this Special Issue we are looking for current research articles about theeffect of STEM on the learning of science. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
-Empirical research of STEM outcomes
- Research about measurement and assessment of STEM
- Research about pre-service and in-service education
- The impact of STEM guide materials on the learning of science
- Integration of STEM into science curriculum and/or teacher education

Before submission authors should carefully read ‘Aims & Scope’ for the Journal (, and particularly ‘Notes for Authors’. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the editorial e-mail ( according to the following timetable:

Manuscript Due


January 30, 2016

First Round of Reviews


March 30, 2016

Publication Date


June 1, 2016

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Salih ÇEPNÝ,

Uludađ University, Bursa-Turkey (E-mail:

Prof. Dr. Muammer ÇALIK,

Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon-Turkey (E-mail:

Prof. Dr. Kamisah Osman,

The National University of Malaysia (E-mail: or )