Vargfrågan: gymnasieelevers argumentation kring ett socio-vetenskapligt dilemma
2012 (Swedish)In: NorDiNa: Nordic Studies in Science Education, ISSN 1504-4556, Vol. 8, no 1, 43-58 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The focus of this study is the attitudes towards wolves in Sweden among upper secondary students.This socio-scientific issue (SSI) involves many aspects, such as ethical, political and biological aspects,and provides a context to study students’ informal argumentation. The different arguments usedby the students were analyzed using the framework of the SEE-SEP-model. A questionnaire probingattitudes to the existence of wolves in the neighbourhood was distributed to 352 upper secondarystudents. 18 students were interviewed in focused group-interviews (in pairs). The results showedthat 55% of the students showed a negative attitude towards the existence of wolves in the neighbourhood.The analysis of the different aspects of arguments used by the students in the interviewsshowed that arguments based on value were more dominant (60%) than arguments based on knowledge(30%), and arguments based on personal experiences (10%).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
oslo: Naturfagsenteret , 2012. Vol. 8, no 1, 43-58 p.
SSI, argumentation, gymnasiet, varg, biologisk mångfald
Research subject Didactics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-74153OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-74153DiVA: diva2:506885