Marine Popular Science Education Seminar

Graduate Institute of Education, National Taiwan Ocean University

Marine Science Education Seminar Syllabus



Class: Graduate Institute of Education 1A  Class code:  M9A0127U

Teacher: 嚴佳代 Ray Yen                               e-mail:

Background: Assistant Professor of Graduate Institute of Education/Teacher Education Center, National Taiwan Ocean University; Ph.D. of Human Resource Management, National Central University; Graduate Institute of Tourism Management, Chinese Culture University.

Classroom: MAF626                

Class time:  2018.Feb. 22th ~2018.Jun.21th (Wed) Thu15:10~17:00

Research Room: BOH604

Contact: 02-24622192ext 2078, 0916924125 


  1. Course purpose
  1. Understand the concept of marine popular science.
  2. Understand the research of marine popular science.
  3. Learn how to do the research of marine popular science.
  4. Learn how to apply marine popular science into your teaching filed.
  1. course requirement
  1. Please join the class on time, if you will be late please inform captain or teacher. Take a leave please follow the school regulation.
  2. If you need to have dinner, please finish it outside.
  3. If your phone rings, allow me to pick it up for you.
  4. Prepare the assignment.
  5. Bring your textbook and syllabus every class.
  1. Related requirement
  1. Absent over 1/3 will fail the course and not allow to join the final exam
  2. If there is some unexpected accident cause you miss the class or the exam. You will allow to have a make-up exam.

4. Assignment material

3/1 Schlenkcr, R. M. (1977). An introduction to marine education, a course for preservice science teachers, Maine: University of Maine.

3/8 Stepath, C. M. (2007) Marine Education: Learning Evaluations. The Journal of Marine Education-Current. 23(2), 45-51.

3/12 Lambert, J. (2006). High School Marine Science and Scientific Literacy: The promise of an integrated science course. International Journal of Science Education. 28(6), 633–654.

3/22 Zeppel, H. (2008). Education and Conservation Benefits of Marine Wildlife Tours: Developing Free-Choice Learning Experiences. The Journal of Environment Education, 39(3), 3-17.

3/29 Horton, P. B. et al. (1993). An investigation of the Effectiveness of Concept Mapping as an instructional Tool. Science Education 77(1), 95-111.

4/12 Ainley, M., Corrigan, M., and Richardson N. (2005). Students, tasks and emotions: Identifying the contribution of emotions to students reading of popular culture and popular science texts. Learning and Instruction, 15 (2005) 433-447.

4/19 Sadler, T. D. (2009). Situated learning in science education: socioscientific issues as contexts for practice. Studies in Science Education. 45(1), 1-42.

5/10 Lambert, J. (2005).Students' Conceptual Understandings of Science After Participating in a High School Marine Science Course, Journal of Geoscienc Education, 53(5), 531-539

5/ 17 Nisbet, M. C. et al. (2002). Knowledge, Reservations, or Promise? A Media Effects Model for Public Perceptions of Science and Technology. Communication Research, 29(5), 584-608.

5/24 Stinner, A. et al. (2003). The Renewal of Case Studies in Science Education. Science & Education, 12, 617–643.

5/31 Stocklmayer, S. and Rennie, L. and Gilbert, J. (2010). The roles of the formal and informal sectors in the provision of effective science education. Studies in Science Education. 46 (1), 1-44.

6/7 McDonnell, J. D. (2001). Best Practices in Marine and Coastal Science Education: Lessons Learned from a National Estuarine Research Reserve. Marine and Coastal Education, 173-182.

5. Grade standard

(1) Leading instruction 30% (2) class involvement 30%

(3) Final exam 20% (4) term paper 20%



6. Course Schedule (tentative)





1st week


  • QuestionnaireSyllabusGroup(name)CaptainBook



2nd week


  • Marine education concept
  • An introduction to marine education

3/1 paper


海洋的真相Ocean truth 影片

3rd week


  • Marine popular science education
  • Marine education
  • Ocean Literacy

3/8 paper



4th week


  • Marine science海洋科學
  • Marine Science and Scientific Literacy

3/15 paper



5th week


  • Marine environment海洋環境
  • Education and Conservation Benefits

3/22 paper


Racing Extinction滅絕最後關頭(影片)

6th week


  • Bionics仿生學
  • Concept map

3/29 paper



7th week


  • Spring off春假



8th week


  • Marine geology海洋地質
  • Students, tasks and emotions

4/12 paper


  • 還島(影片)


9th week


  • Marine leisure and tourism
  • Situated learning

4/19 paper



10th week


  • The end of line(魚線的盡頭)紀錄片
  • (88 mins)



11th week


  • Marine Biology海洋生物科普
  • Constructing proximity



Racing Extinction (2015)

12th week


  • Marine resource 海洋資源保護
  • Students' Conceptual Understandings




13th week


  • Marine resource海洋資源保護科普
  • Knowledge, Reservations, or Promise

5/17 paper



14th week


  • Sea food guide app海鮮指南APP
  • The Renewal of Case Studies in Science Education

5/24 paper



15th week


  • Formal and Informal Science Education

5/31 paper



16th week


  • Best Practices in Marine and Coastal science education

6/7 paper




17th week


  • Field trip to NMMST



18th week


  • Final Exam