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Teachers and SSI in Sweden
Malmö högskola, School of Teacher Education (LUT), Nature-Environment-Society (NMS).
2010 (English)In: Contemporary science education research: preservice and inservice teacher education: A collection of papers presented at ESERA 2009 Conference, 2010, p. 253-262Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this study we investigate a large group of teachers´ work with socio-scientific issues (SSI). They could choose between several cases and were free to organize the work as they found appropriate. How do teachers describe their work and what does it tell us about how they interpret school science and SSI specifically? 55 teachers answered a questionnaire after the work and seven were also interviewed. The teachers found the SSI to be current topics with interesting content and relevant tasks. They felt confident about the work and group work was common. Problems were that the students did not easily formulate questions, critically examine arguments or use media for more information. The result was verified in the interviews. The interviewed teachers did not find this work new, but still they organized it as “a special event”. They had different ideas about learning, but, they all talked about knowledge as a set of facts to be taken in. Further they understood SSI work as “free” work and group work was frequent, but only a few of the teachers expressed explicit strategies relating to these. It can be questioned if the teachers actually worked with SSI.

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2010. p. 253-262
Keywords [en]
teachers, secondary school, socio-scientific issues, science education
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Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-11349Local ID: 8727OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-11349DiVA, id: diva2:1408392
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European Science Education Research Association (ESERA), Istanbul, Turkey (2009)
Available from: 2020-02-29 Created: 2020-02-29 Last updated: 2022-06-27Bibliographically approved

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