TUSED Covid-19: The Effects of Covid-19 on Science Education - Invitation to Submit Special Issue


TUSED Covid-19: The Effects of Covid-19 on Science Education

Covid-19 crisis, which affects the entire world, caused many to change their daily life routines. Primarily a concern for the health care system, Covid-19 crisis was clearly felt in all areas of societies and societal structures, and by all age groups.

In recent years, the idea of moving education outside of school walls has already been argued widely by many professionals and educators. Like in many countries, with this unexpected pandemic crisis the education system in Turkey has been re-structured abruptly to the current needs and health concerns, and it is expected that this change will continue into the future education planning. During the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, students at all educational levels who spend a great deal of time in educational institutions had to continue their education from their homes with online educational support. While the development of innovative and alternative teaching approaches has been debated by many,  with Covid-19 crisis  face-to-face education became improbable and suddenly replaced by distant and online education. Under new circumstances, all administrators responsible for the educational institutions have accelerated the distance and online education activities.

When the statements of the World Health Organization (WHO) are taken into consideration, it seems that the current situation will continue for an uncertain period. It is even claimed that the pandemic process caused by Covid-19 crisis is the beginning of the new ‘normal’ for us. Although it is not known what the future will bring, the situation we are in has made it inevitable for us to question our common educational practices, as in many other fields.

Therefore, it is inevitable that the steps taken; the studies carried out, and the results of studies on the educational activities during the crisis will have an important impact on future practices.  TUSED  decided to publish this special issue for this need.

This special issue of TUSED aims to publish reports, original research papers, and theoretical papers related to science education during  COVID-19 crisis.


We invite all papers on the following topics, but not limited to, for this special issue.


  • Approaches that enable teachers to continue their lessons online and accelerate/affect their adaptation during this crisis,
  • School and university administrators’ work towards conducting online education and its effects,
  • Advanced technological developments that support the routine learning and teaching activities of teachers and students,
  • Educational approaches developed by teachers which are different from those that are proposed by their institutions,
  • Supporting and constructive activities for students’ adaptation to changing learning environments
  • The effects and quality of online assessment and evaluation methods,
  • Teachers’ professional development for digital literacy,


Authors are asked to submit an abstract of 150-250 words for their proposed papers aiming at examining and evaluating their educational activities related to science education and practices by 15th November 2020.  

- Author(s) should submit their abstracts to editortused@gmail.com.
- All notifications will be sent by e-mail to corresponding author(s).
- Full manuscript should be submitted through the submission system of TUSED http://tused.org/index.php/tused/about/submissions

Authors of accepted proposals will be asked to send full papers by 15 January 2021.  Full papers will be written according to TUSED’s writing requirements (http://tused.org/index.php/tused/about/submissions#authorGuidelines). A detailed guideline for accepted proposals will be sent to authors.

More information about TUSED's general article submission process can be found on the website (http://www.tused.org/index.php/tused). For all questions regarding this special issue, you may contact us via asaglam-arslan@trabzon.edu.tr, mergisi@trabzon.edu.tr and sri.rahayu.fmipa@um.ac.id.



Timeline / Key Dates

15 November 2020

Submission of abstracts

01 December 2020

Invitation to submit full manuscripts

15 January 2021

Submission of full manuscripts

15 March 2021

Submission of revised manuscripts

July 2021

Publication of proposed special issue


Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Ayşegül SAĞLAM ARSLAN – Trabzon University

Asst. Prof. Dr. Meral BEŞKEN ERGİŞİ – Trabzon University

Prof. Dr. Sri RAHAYU - Universitas Negeri Malang