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Jakobson, Britt; Wickman, Per-Olof – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2015
Here we examine the role art activities play in aesthetic experience and learning of science. We compare recordings of two sequential occurrences in an elementary school class. The purpose of the first sequence was scientific and involved the children in observing leaves with magnifiers. The second sequence had an artistic purpose, where the…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Art Activities, Aesthetics, Science Instruction
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Anderhag, Per; Wickman, Per-Olof; Hamza, Karim Mikael – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2015
In this article we respond to the discussion by Alexandra Schindel Dimick regarding how the taste analysis presented in our feature article can be expanded within a Bourdieuan framework. Here we acknowledge the significance of field theory to introduce wider reflexivity on the kind of taste that is constituted in the science classroom, while we at…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Student Interests, Aesthetics, Evaluation Methods
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Anderhag, Per; Hamza, Karim Mikael; Wickman, Per-Olof – Research in Science Education, 2015
In this study, we examined how a teacher may make a difference to the way interest develops in a science classroom, especially for students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. We adopted a methodology based on the concept of "taste for science" drawing on the work of John Dewey and Pierre Bourdieu. We investigated through…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Science Interests, Secondary School Science, Grade 9
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Maivorsdotter, Ninitha; Wickman, Per-Olof – Sport, Education and Society, 2011
The purpose of this article is to suggest and illustrate a methodological approach for studies of learning in physical education (PE) and sport pedagogy in order to investigate and clarify the relation between how people learn and the settings or context in which they learn. Drawing on the work of John Dewey, the later works of Ludwig Wittgenstein…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Epistemology, Aesthetics
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Jakobson, Britt; Wickman, Per-Olof – Research in Science Education, 2008
The role of aesthetic experiences for learning was examined in elementary school science. Numerous authors have argued for a science education also involving aesthetic experiences, but few have examined what this means empirically. Recordings of children's talk with each other and with the teacher during hands-on activities in nine different…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Activities, Aesthetics, Science Instruction
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Jakobson, Britt; Wickman, Per-Olof – Science & Education, 2007
This article examines the role elementary school children's spontaneous metaphors play in learning science. The data consists of tape recordings of about 25 h from five different schools. The material is analysed using a practical epistemology analysis and by using Dewey's ideas on the continuity and transformation of experience. The results show…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Figurative Language, Educational Environment