Exploring web design principles for joint meaning-making in health-related issues
2014 (English)Conference paper, Poster (Refereed)
Beginning with an overview of different aspects of scientific literacy in relation to an expanding media landscape, this poster proposes a broader definition of the concept of scientific literacy, also including scientific media literacy. The aim of the poster is to formulate and test a number of design principles for creating meaningful online learning situations in science education relating to health-related issues. The principles are characterized by collaborative problem-solving, informal mentorship, online interactions and working with as authentic and up to date topics as possible, e.g. socio-scientific issues. Through the joint creation of a web-based platform for participation in health-related reasoning, both Swedish upper secondary students and their science teachers are involved in the meaning-making process. Data will consist of audio recordings of students’ reasoning during media production, uploads on the website (e.g. texts, images and wiki-threads) dealing with health-related dilemmas. The results from a pilot study will be presented and discussed, focusing on an evaluation of the design principles.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
scientific media literacy, socio scientific issues, health education, media production, participation
Research subject Didactics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-107695OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-107695DiVA: diva2:749567
11th Nordic Symposium in Science Education