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The Development of PROFILES teachers in Sweden
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics and Science Education.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2014 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This presentation aims to share our experiences on the development of PROFILES with in-service science teachers for grade 7-9 in Sweden during the period of time from year 2012 to 2014. Inquiry-based science education (IBSE) has been addressed in science education internationally during the past decades, and the new Swedish curriculum from 2011 also emphasize the need to develop students’ inquiry skills. However, to what extent school teachers in Sweden have developed their professional knowledge on IBSE has only been focused in a small number of studies in Sweden and it was found that in-service teachers were not well-informed about the ideas of IBSE [1]. Therefore, in the PROFILES project in Sweden, we could create time and space for in-service teachers to develop and reflect on IBSE. During the two PROFILES teacher groups, as science education researchers and educators, we also develop our knowledge and skills on how to develop a successful teachers’ professional development [2].




  1. 1.      Lunde, T., Rundgren, C-J, Chang Rundgren, S. N. (In press) När läroplan och tradition möts – hur högstadielärare bemöter yttre förväntningar på undersökande arbete i naturämnesundervisningen. NorDiNa (Nordic Studies in Science Education).
  2. 2.      Lunde, T. (2014). När läroplan och tradition möts. Om lärarfortbildning och undersökande aktiviteters syfte inom den laborativa NO-undervisningen i grundskolans senare del. Licentiate Thesis. Karlstad University Studies 2014:42. ISBN 978-91-7063-577-9
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Riga: University of Latvia Press , 2014. 52- p.
Keyword [en]
teacher professional development
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-108170ISBN: 978-9984-45-879-3OAI: diva2:754956
19th EcoBalt, October 8-10, Riga, Latvia
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, FP7-266589
Available from: 2014-10-13 Created: 2014-10-13 Last updated: 2015-08-12

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