Christina Siry

Christina Siry

Full professor in Learning and Instruction

Research Topics Science education, Primary science, Participatory research, Research with children
Faculty or Centre Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education
Research Unit RU ECCS
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Campus Office MSH, E03 35-180
Email
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 9717

Christina Siry holds a post of Professor in Learning and Instruction in the ECCS research unit. She has several active lines of research that focus on the intertwined areas of science learning and learning to teach science, particularly at the primary levels. As a former science teacher herself, she focuses on the use of collaborative pedagogies and participatory methodologies as tools for transforming science teacher education and science education.

Research interests: 

  • Primary science education
  • Science teacher education
  • Inquiry-based science teaching
  • Collaboration in research

Projects: 

  • Science teacher training and resource center (SciTeach Center)
  • Science education, innovation, and policy in modern Luxembourg (SciPol: Lux)

Last updated on: Wednesday, 19 July 2017

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Last updated on: 03 Jun 2019

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In press

See detailAgency, materiality, and relations in intra-action in a kindergarten science investigation
Haus, Jana; Siry, Christina

in Milne, Catherine; Scantlebury, Kate (Eds.) Material practice and materiality in science education (in press)

See detailSituating difference as a valuable resource in education research
Siry, Christina

in Scantlebury, K. (Ed.) Moving science education into the 21st century: A festschrift in honor of Kenneth Tobin (in press)

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2019

See detailCritical voices in science education research: Narratives of academic journeys
Bazzul, Jesse; Siry, Christina

Book published by Sense / Brill (2019)

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2018

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See detailThe science curriculum at the elementary level: What are the basics, and are we teaching them?
Siry, Christina

in Bryan, L.; Tobin, K. (Eds.) Thirteen questions for science education (2018)

See detail„Doing Science“: Erwerb von Kompetenzen im naturwissenschaftlichen Unterricht der École fondamentale
Siry, Christina; Andersen, Katja Natalie; Wilmes, Sara

in Luxembourg Centre for Educational Testing (LUCET), Universität Luxemburg; Service de Coordination de la Recherche et de l’Innovation pédagogiques et technologiques (SCRIPT) (Eds.) Nationaler Bildungsbericht Luxemburg 2018 (2018)

See detailBeing and becoming Science Education Professional Developers: A Co-Autoethnographic Examination
Siry, Christina; Wilmes, Sara; Te Heesen, Kerstin; Kneip, Nora; Heinericy, Sandy

Presentation (2018)

See detailThe role of critical reflexivity in the professional development of professional developers: A co-authethnotaphic exploration
Te Heesen, Kerstin; Kneip, Nora; Heinericy, Sandy; Siry, Christina; Wilmes, Sara

Presentation (2018)

See detailFrom Epics to Novelization : Conceptualizing Science Education Curricula and Practices through a historical lens
Te Heesen, Kerstin; Siry, Christina; Schreiber, Catherina

Scientific Conference (2018, August)

See detailUn outil sur tablette tactile facilitant l'autuévaluation à l'école primaire
Villanyi, Denise; Martin, Romain; Sonnleitner, Philipp; Siry, Christina; Fischbach, Antoine

Scientific Conference (2018, January 11)

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See detailA Tablet-Computer-Based Tool to Facilitate Accurate Self-Assessments in Third- and Fourth-Graders
Villanyi, Denise; Martin, Romain; Sonnleitner, Philipp; Siry, Christina; Fischbach, Antoine

in International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (2018), 13(10), 225-251

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See detailUnderscoring the value of video analysis in multilingual and multicultural classroom contexts
Wilmes, Sara; Gomez-Fernandez, Roberto; Gorges, Anna; Siry, Christina

in Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy (2018), 3(4),

See detailReconstructing science education within the language I science relationship
Wilmes, Sara; Siry, Christina; Gomez-Fernandez, Roberto; Gorges, Anna

in Tobin, Kenneth; Bryan, Lynn (Eds.) 13 Questions: Reframing Education's Conversation: Science (2018)

See detailCritical reflexivity in the professional development of professional devlopers: A co-autoethnographic exploration
Wilmes, Sara; Siry, Christina; Te Heesen, Kerstin; Kneip, Nora; Heinericy, Sandy

Poster (2018, January)

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See detailThe role of critical reflexivity in the professional development of professional developers: A co-autoethnographic exploration
Wilmes, Sara; Te Heesen, Kerstin; Siry, Christina; Kneip, Nora; Heinericy, Sandy

in Interfaces Científicas (2018), 7(1), 13-24

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2017

See detailComparative Analysis of Factors Affecting Portuguese-Speaking/Lusoburguês vs. US Latin@'s Language Learners in Science
Rodríguez, Alberto; Gomez-Fernandez, Roberto; Siry, Christina

Scientific Conference (2017, August)

See detailMultimodal Wonderings
Siry, Christina; Wilmes, Sara

Presentation (2017)

See detailProblematizing video analysis rooted in the verbal:Examples from culturally and linguistically diverse science classrooms in Luxembourg
Wilmes, Sara; Gomez-Fernandez, Roberto; Gorges, Anna; Siry, Christina

Presentation (2017, June)

See detailInteraction Rituals in Multilingual Student-Centered Science Instruction
Wilmes, Sara; Siry, Christina

Presentation (2017)

See detailProblematizing video analysis rooted in the verbal: Examples from culturally and linguistically diverse science classrooms in Luxembourg
Wilmes, Sara; Siry, Christina; Gomez-Fernandez, Roberto; Gorges, Anna

Scientific Conference (2017)

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2016

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See detailRadical listening and dialogue in educational research
Siry, Christina; Brendel, Michelle; Frisch, Roger

in International Journal of Critical Pedagogy (2016), 7(3), 119-135

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See detailExamining children’s agency within participatory structures in primary science investigations
Siry, Christina; Haus, Jana Maria; Wilmes, Sara

in Learning, Culture, and Social Interaction (2016), 10

See detailAutoévaluation des élèves de l'école primaire en mathématiques
Villanyi, Denise; Fischbach, Antoine; Sonnleitner, Philipp; Siry, Christina; Martin, Romain

Scientific Conference (2016, November)

See detailDifférences interindividuelles dans l’autoévaluation des compétences scolaires à l’école primaire
Villanyi, Denise; Fischbach, Antoine; Sonnleitner, Philipp; Siry, Christina; Martin, Romain

Poster (2016, June)

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2015

See detailNaturwissenschaftlicher Unterricht an der Luxemburger École fondamentale
Andersen, Katja Natalie; Siry, Christina; Hengesch, Georges

in MENJE (Ministère de l’Éducation nationale, de l’Enfance et de la Jeunesse); Université du Luxembourg (Eds.) Bildungsbericht Luxemburg 2015. Analysen und Befunde (Band 2) (2015)

See detail“And? Did we do nice things?”: Children documenting their emerging inquiries in early science learning
Max, Charles; Siry, Christina; Kracheel, Martin

in Milne, Catherine; Tobin, Kenneth (Eds.) Sociocultural studies and implications for science education: the experiential and the virtual (2015)

See detailProblematizing science as a primary school discipline: Learning from contingencies and diversities
Schreiber, Catherina; Siry, Christina; Reuter, Bob; Brendel, Michelle; Busana, Gilbert

Poster (2015, September 03)

See detailSelf-assessment of academic competencies via a computer based tool in Luxembourg primary school
Villanyi, Denise; Fischbach, Antoine; Sonnleitner, Philipp; Siry, Christina; Martin, Romain

Poster (2015, August)

See detailThe role of wondering in inquiry-based science education: Expanding the notion of questions.
Wilmes, Sara; Siry, Christina; Hilgers, Jana Maria

Presentation (2015)

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2014

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See detailSharing seeing: Exploring photo-elicitation with children in two different cultural contexts
Siry, Christina; Ali-Khan, Carolyne

in Teaching and Teacher Education (2014), 37

See detailPolitical engagement as a child: Rethinking, reseeing and reinvesting youth in political participation
Siry, Christina; Ali-Khan, Carolyne; Siry, Dylan

in Tobin, Kenneth; Shady, Ashraf (Eds.) Transforming Urban Education (2014)

See detailPreparing Preservice Teachers in a PDS Context: Insights into Field-Based Methods Courses
Siry, Christina; Ferrara, JoAnne; Lang, Diane

in Ferrara, JoAnne; Nath, Janice L.; Guadarrama, Irma N. (Eds.) Research in Professional Development Schools: Creating visions for university-school partnerships (2014)

See detailExploring the complexities of learning to teach: Collaborative methods and participatory structures in teacher education
Siry, Christina; Lowell, Nicole

in Tobin, Kenneth; Shady, Ashraf (Eds.) Transforming Urban Education (2014)

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See detailFacilitating Reflexivity in Preservice Science Teacher Education Using Video Analysis and Cogenerative Dialogue in Field-Based Methods Courses
Siry, Christina; Martin, Sonya N.

in Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education (2014), 10(5), 481-508

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2013

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See detailGlobalization and science education
Bencze, Lawrence, J.; Carter, Lyn; Chiu, Mei-Hung; Duit, Reinders; Martin, Sonya; Siry, Christina; Krajcik, Joseph; Shin, Namsoo; Choi, Kyunghee; Lee, Hyunju; Kim, Sung-Won

in COSMOS (2013), 8(2), 139-152

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See detailImagining educational spaces of possibility, hope, and joy
Siry, Christina

in Kress, M. Tricia; Lake, Robert (Eds.) We saved the best for you: Letters of hope, imagination and wisdom for 21st Century educators. (2013)

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See detailMultivoiced research with children: Exploring methodological issues in children's documentation of school projects
Siry, Christina; Mick, Carola

in Kress, Tricia M.; Curry Stephenson, Malott; Porfilio, Brad J. (Eds.) Challenging Status Quo Retrenchment: New Directions in Critical Research (2013)

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2012

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See detailAn analysis of the utilization of video-based media in science teacher education
Martin, Sonya, N.; Siry, Christina

in Fraser, B; Tobin, K; Campbell, C (Eds.) International handbook of science teaching and learning (2012)

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See detail‘Doing science’ through discourse-in-interaction: Young children’s science investigations at the early childhood level.
Siry, Christina; Ziegler, Gudrun; Max, Charles

in Science Education (2012), 96(2), 311-326

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2011

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See detailNetworks of practice in science education research: A global context
Martin, Sonya, N.; Siry, Christina

in Journal of Research in Science Teaching (2011), 48(6), 592-623

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See detailExploring the significance of resource-rich views in science education
Siry, Christina

in Cultural Studies of Science Education (2011), 6(4), 1019-1029

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See detailWriting we: Collaborative text in educational research
Siry, Christina; Ali-Khan, Carolyne

in Malott, Curry; Portfilio, Bradley, J. (Eds.) Critical pedagogy in the 21st century (2011)

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See detailCultures in the making: An examination of the ethical and methodological implications of collaborative research
Siry, Christina; Ali-Khan, Carolyne; Zuss, Mark

in Forum: Qualitative Sozialforschung = Forum: Qualitative Social Research [FQS] (2011), 12(2), 24

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See detailChildren explain the rainbow: Using young children’s ideas to guide science curricula
Siry, Christina; Kremer, Isabelle

in The Journal of Science Education and Technology (2011), 20(5), 643-655

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See detail“Working with” as a methodological stance: Collaborating with students in teaching, writing, and research
Siry, Christina; Zawatski, Elizabeth

in International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education : QSE (2011), 24(3), 343-361

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See detailScience and language in a multlingual context
Vlassis, Joëlle; Siry, Christina

Scientific Conference (2011)

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See detailStrategies for linking language and science
Vlassis, Joëlle; Siry, Christina

Scientific Conference (2011)

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2010

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See detailForum: Science agency and structure across a lifespan. A dialogic response
Adams, Jennifer, D.; Siry, Christina; Dhingra, Koshi; Bayne, Gillian U.

in Roth, W-M; Tobin, K (Eds.) ReUniting Psychological and Sociological Perspectives (2010)

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See detailReconceptualizing the relationship between universities and schools: a dialectic and polysemic approach
Fellner, Gene; Siry, Christina

in Cultural Studies of Science Education (2010), 5(3), 775-785

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See detailEnvisioning polysemicity: Generating insights into the complexity of place-based research within contested space
Siry, Christina

in Tippins, Deborah J.; Mueller, Michael P.; van Eijck, Michiel; Adams, Jennifer D. (Eds.) Cultural studies and environmentalism: The confluence of EcoJustice, place-based (science) education, and indigenous knowledge systems (2010)

See detailPCBs
Siry, Christina

in Mulvaney, Dustin; Robbins, Paul (Eds.) Green Politics: An A-to-Z Guide (2010)

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See detailCreating participatory discourse for teaching and research in early childhood science
Siry, Christina; Lang, Diane

in Journal of Science Teacher Education (2010), 21(1), 1-12

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See detailCoteaching in science education courses: Transforming teacher education through shared responsibility
Siry, Christina; Martin, Sonya; Baker, Shelley; Lowell, Nicole; Marvin, Jenna; Wilson, Yushaneen

in Murphy, Colette; Scantlebury, Kathryn (Eds.) Coteaching in international contexts: research and practice (2010)

See detailBrothers
Siry, Christina; Siry, Liam

in Steinberg, Shirley R.; Kehler, Michael; Cornish, Lindsay (Eds.) Boy culture: An encyclopedia (2010)

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2009

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See detailExpanding the field of science education: A conversation with Ken Tobin
Siry, Christina

in Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education (2009), 5(3), 197-208

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2008

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See detailPreparing teachers to serve diverse learners: A PDS / full-service community school model
Ferrara, Joanne; Santiago, Eileen; Siry, Christina

in Guadarrama, Irma N.; Ramsey, John M.; Nath, Janice L. (Eds.) University and School Connections: Research Studies in Professional Development Schools (2008)

See detailConceptual change research and science education practice: A response from educators
Siry, Christina; Horowitz, G; Otulaja, F.S.; Gillespie, N; Shady, A; Augustin, L.A.

in Cultural Studies of Science Education (2008), 3(2), 451-470

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2007

See detailPre-service teachers and classroom teachers learning together: A collaborative teacher education program
Ferrara, J; Siry, Christina

in Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning (2007), 1(2), 39-48

See detailA nutritious field trip
Siry, Christina; Famiglietti, Jillian

in Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (2007), 39(3), 175-177

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2006

See detailTeaching with trade books: Wonderful, wiggly worms
Siry, Christina

in Science and Children (2006), 43(7), 14-16

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2005

See detailA field guide of their own
Siry, Christina; Buchinski, Lisa, C.

in Science and Children (2005), 43(1), 36-39

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