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Enhancing science teachers’ professional knowledge on inquiry-based science teaching.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics and Science Education.
2015 (English)In: II IOSTE Eurasian Regional Symposium & Brokerage Event Horizon 2020 – Science with and for Society. / [ed] B. Cavas & G. Cakmakci, Istanbul: Bahcesehir University , 2015, 30-30 p.Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
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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 (Lunde, Rundgren, & Chang Rundgren, 2015). Therefore, in the PROFILES project in Sweden, we could create time and space for in-service teachers to develop and reflect on IBSE. The purpose of this presentation is to share our experiences on the development of PROFILES with in-service science teachers (primary and lower secondary school levels) in Sweden during year 2012 to 2014. A model termed context-inquiry-assessment (CIA) continuously professional development (CPD) is introduced in the presentation together with suggestions on different teacher professional development approaches (e.g. design-based, learning study and action research) (Chang Rundgren, in press) as well as the detailed professional reflection on pedagogical content knowledge (PCK).  




   Lunde, T., Rundgren, C-J, Chang Rundgren, S. N. (2015) När läroplan och tradition möts – hur högstadielärare bemöter yttre förväntningar på undersökande arbete i naturämnesundervisningen. NorDiNa (Nordic Studies in Science Education) 11(1) 88-101.

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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Istanbul: Bahcesehir University , 2015. 30-30 p.
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IBSE, inquiry, science education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-116823ISBN: 978-605-355-391-5OAI: diva2:808458
II IOSTE Eurasian Regional Symposium & Brokerage Event Horizon 2020 – Science with and for Society, April 24-26 2015, Istanbul, Turkey
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, FP7-266589
Available from: 2015-04-28 Created: 2015-04-28 Last updated: 2015-05-12Bibliographically approved

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