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Elam, Mark; Solli, Anne; Mäkitalo, Åsa – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
What are the current challenges and opportunities for bringing actor-network theory (ANT) into issues-based science education? This article discusses experiences gained from introducing an educational version of ANT deploying digital technology into an upper secondary school science class. This teaching innovation, called "controversy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science and Society, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Concept Mapping
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Christenson, Nina; Chang Rundgren, Shu-Nu – Journal of Biological Education, 2015
Socio-scientific issues (SSI) have proven to be suitable contexts for students to actively reflect on and argue about complex social issues related to science. Research has indicated that explicitly teaching SSI argumentation is a good way to help students develop their argumentation skills and make them aware of the complexity of SSI. However,…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Persuasive Discourse, Student Evaluation, Models
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Lövheim, Daniel – Science & Education, 2014
This article portrays the formation of a new problem area within Swedish educational policy in the 1960s, namely the need of scientific manpower and the demands to entice more individuals into studies in science and technology. As a consequence school science was given the mission to be interesting, fun and to change young people's attitudes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Secondary School Science, College Science
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Andrée, Maria – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2014
This paper is a commentary to a paper by Anne Solli, Frank Bach and Björn Åkerman on how students at a technical university learn to argue as biotechnologists. Solli and her colleagues report from an ethnographic study performed during the first semester of a 5-year program in biotechnology at a technical university in Sweden. Their study…
Descriptors: Biotechnology, Ethnography, College Students, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Micklavzina, Stanley; Almqvist, Monica; Sörensen, Stacey L. – Physics Education, 2014
Stanley Micklavzina, a US physics educator on sabbatical, teams up with a Swedish national research laboratory, a synchrotron radiation experimental group and a university science centre to develop and create educational and public outreach projects. Descriptions of the physics, science centre displays and public demonstrations covering the…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Laboratories, Radiation, Molecular Structure
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Barnett, R. M.; Johansson, K. E.; Kourkoumelis, C.; Long, L.; Pequenao, J.; Reimers, C.; Watkins, P. – Physics Education, 2012
With the start of the LHC, the new particle collider at CERN, the ATLAS experiment is also providing high-energy particle collisions for educational purposes. Several education projects--education scenarios--have been developed and tested on students and teachers in several European countries within the Learning with ATLAS@CERN project. These…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Atlases, Foreign Countries, Internet
Prescott, Jennifer – Instructor, 2012
Last November, more than 700 school leaders, educators, and reporters gathered in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the promise of innovative teaching and project learning to change global future. The event was the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum, and its purpose was for educators worldwide to connect, learn, and collaborate on some of…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Teachers
Lee, Alison, Ed.; Danby, Susan, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
The number of doctorates being awarded around the world has almost doubled over the last ten years, propelling it from a small elite enterprise into a large and ever growing international market. Within the context of increasing numbers of doctoral students this book examines the new doctorate environment and the challenges it is starting to face.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Educational Change, Educational Trends
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Wolff, Krister; Wahde, Mattias – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2010
In this paper, we summarize our experiences from teaching a course in humanoid robotics at Chalmers University of Technology in Goteborg, Sweden. We describe the robotic platform used in the course and we propose the use of a custom-built robot consisting of standard electronic and mechanical components. In our experience, by using standard…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Robotics, Science Instruction, Theory Practice Relationship
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Tibell, Lena A. E.; Rundgren, Carl-Johan – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2010
Molecular life science is one of the fastest-growing fields of scientific and technical innovation, and biotechnology has profound effects on many aspects of daily life--often with deep, ethical dimensions. At the same time, the content is inherently complex, highly abstract, and deeply rooted in diverse disciplines ranging from "pure…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biotechnology, Ethics, Humanities
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Johansson, K. E. – Physics Education, 2008
Stockholm House of Science, focusing on astronomy, biotechnology and physics for students and teachers at school, is based on the proven concept of Stockholm Science Laboratory, which was mainly devoted to physics. The House of Science has become a popular and important resource and meeting place for teachers and students, stimulating interest in…
Descriptors: Science Interests, Physics, Science Laboratories, Biotechnology
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Tasar, Mehmet Fatih – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2007
The conversation between myself and Professor Lederman took place in Malmö, Sweden on August 25, 2007. The purpose of the conversation was to elaborate on the past, present and future of nature of science research and also to provide insights for beginning researchers. In this text I am providing the questions about which we talked and my…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Scientific Research, Reflection, Foreign Countries
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Hansson, Lena; Redfors, Andreas – Research in Science Education, 2006
The article is addressing how students reason about the origin and development of the universe. Students' own views as well as their descriptions of physical models are analysed. Data consists of written surveys, and interviews of a subset of the students. Most of the students relate to the Big Bang model when describing the origin of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Science Education
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Johansson, K. E.; Kozma, C; Nilsson, Ch – Physics Education, 2006
In April 2005 the World Year of Physics (Einstein Year in the UK and Ireland) was celebrated with an Einstein week in Stockholm House of Science. Seven experiments illustrated Einstein's remarkable work in 1905 on Brownian motion, the photoelectric effect and special relativity. Thirteen school classes with 260 pupils, 30 teachers and 25 members…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Experiments, Energy
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Barnett, R. Michael; Johansson, K. Erik – Physics Education, 2006
The ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN has a substantial collaborative Education and Outreach project. This article describes its activities and how it promotes physics to students around the world.
Descriptors: Physics, Outreach Programs, Science Education, Global Approach
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