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Westman, Anna-Karin; Karlsson, Karl-Goran – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This article presents a study of how groups of young students discuss illustrations of human blood circulation. Transparency is not an innate quality of illustrations, visual information is always coded and interpretations are always related to culture and context. Results of this study are discussed with reference to Kress and van Leeuwens'…
Descriptors: Human Body, Physiology, Science Instruction, Cytology
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Lindahl, Mats Gunnar; Linder, Cedric – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
The conflicts between nature and nurture are brought to the fore and challenges socio-scientific decision-making in science education. The multitude of meanings of these concepts and their roles in societal discourses can impede students' development of understanding for different perspectives, e.g. on gene technology. This study problematizes…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Nature Nurture Controversy, High School Students, Foreign Countries
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Bossér, Ulrika; Lundin, Mattias; Lindahl, Mats; Linder, Cedric – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
Teachers may face considerable challenges when implementing socio-scientific issues (SSI) in their classroom practices, such as incorporating student-centred teaching practices and exploring knowledge and values in the context of socioscientific issues. This year-long study explores teachers' reflections on the process of developing their…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Practices, Curriculum Implementation, Science and Society