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The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare simultaneously the need for and absence of resources for teachers to engage students in learning about infectious disease (Kafai et al. under review). With infectious disease largely absent from the NGSS, teachers have been forced to be creative in linking lessons that contextualize and examine key aspects of infectious disease education within the COVID 19 pandemic. This special issue provides space for educators to gather resources regarding infectious disease and discuss the affordances and challenges they experienced in teaching students about infectious disease during the pandemic.
We engage the Straif-Bourgeois et al. (2014) framework for infectious disease education, which delineates three dimensions of epidemiologic education in which to engage learners:
We welcome contributions of articles focusing on classroom learning activities for any of these three dimensions.
Deadline for Submissions: April, 2022
Initial Decision: May, 2022
Revisions Due: July, 2022
Full Special Issue To Editor: September, 2022
This issue provides myriad examples of discovering, examining, and interpreting data in the science classroom. In addition, be sure to take a look at all the online resources from this issue.
By Ann Haley Mackenzie
By Holly Amerman
By Paul G. Hewitt
By Luba Vangelova
By Lisa Hardy, Colin Dixon, Seth Van Doren, and Sherry Hsi