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När läroplan och tradition möts: hur högstadielärare bemöter yttre förväntningar på undersökande arbete i naturämnesundervisningen.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics and Science Education.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2015 (Swedish)In: NorDiNa: Nordic Studies in Science Education, ISSN 1504-4556, Vol. 11, no 1, 88-101 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The current Swedish curricula for compulsory school (Lgr11) emphasize inquiry-based science teaching to develop pupils’ critical thinking while the Swedish laboratory teaching tradition emphasize labora-tory work to promote students’ conceptual understanding. The aim of this study is to illuminate how a group of teachers within the Swedish teaching tradition, based on the prevailing condition, met the external expectations of involving pupils in inquiry-based science teaching. During a teacher profes-sional development program, the entire group of lower secondary science teachers within a school district, twelve in total, participated in group reflections about own inquiry activities. The results indicated that teachers, despite shortage of activities, wanted to involve pupils in inquiry-based science teaching to meet the curricula’s and national tests’ request for such activities. The teachers did this through hybridization, in which the teachers opened up and transformed existing laboratory activities; and by imitation, in which they imitated how investigative inquiry is carried out on natio-nal tests. Inquiry-based science teaching, as it emerges in this study, possessed several characteristics might limiting the potential for pupils to develop an understanding functional for critical thinking in private- and public lives.

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2015. Vol. 11, no 1, 88-101 p.
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Inquiry, Nature of Science, Lower secondary eudation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-115503OAI: diva2:797906
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, FP7-266589
Available from: 2015-03-25 Created: 2015-03-25 Last updated: 2015-03-30Bibliographically approved

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