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Wiblom, Jonna; Andrée, Maria; Rundgren, Carl-Johan – Science & Education, 2020
This study focuses the emerging need for young people to critically respond to alarming messages in contemporary media highlighting the potential benefits or harms of certain foods. Besides being technical, advancements in the field of nutrition reported in media are often of tentative and speculative character, primarily selected and constructed…
Descriptors: News Media, Mass Media Effects, Critical Reading, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Caiman, Cecilia; Jakobson, Britt – Science & Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine the role of aesthetic practice in elementary school and the consequences for children's meaning-making in science. More specifically, we intended to scrutinise what science learning emerges within the process, to target the consequences of adopting art practice in science class and to explore these two…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Aesthetics, Teaching Methods
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Ideland, Malin – Science & Education, 2018
This article aims to analyze how science is discursively attached to certain parts of the world and certain "kinds of people," i.e., how scientific knowledge is culturally connected to the West and to whiteness. In focus is how the power technology of coloniality organizes scientific content in textbooks as well as how science students…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Practices, Foreign Policy, Whites
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Haglund, Jesper; Hultén, Magnus – Science & Education, 2017
The aim of this study is to contribute to an understanding of how curricular change is accomplished in practice, including the positions and conflicts of key stakeholders and participants, and their actions in the process. As a case, we study the treatment of energy in Swedish secondary curricula in the period 1962-2011 and, in particular, how the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Educational Change, Science Curriculum
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Leden, Lotta; Hansson, Lena; Redfors, Andreas – Science & Education, 2017
Traditional school science has been described as focused on indisputable facts where scientific processes and factors affecting these processes become obscured or left undiscussed. In this article, we report on teachers' perspectives on the teaching of sociocultural and subjective aspects of the nature of science (NOS) as a way to accomplish a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Rundgren, Carl-Johan; Eriksson, Martin; Rundgren, Shu-Nu Chang – Science & Education, 2016
This study aims to explore students' argumentation and decision-making relating to an authentic socioscientific issue (SSI)--the problem of environmental toxins in fish from the Baltic Sea. A multi-disciplinary instructional module, designed in order to develop students' skills to argue about complex SSI, was successfully tested. Seven science…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Secondary School Students
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Leden, Lotta; Hansson, Lena; Redfors, Andreas; Ideland, Malin – Science & Education, 2015
Nature of science (NOS) has for a long time been regarded as a key component in science teaching. Much research has focused on students' and teachers' views of NOS, while less attention has been paid to teachers' perspectives on NOS teaching. This article focuses on in-service science teachers' ways of talking about NOS and NOS teaching, e.g. what…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Discourse Analysis
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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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Vesterinen, Veli-Matti; Aksela, Maija; Lavonen, Jari – Science & Education, 2013
The aim of this study was to assess how the different aspects of nature of science (NOS) were represented in Finnish and Swedish upper secondary school chemistry textbooks. The dimensions of NOS were analyzed from five popular chemistry textbook series. The study provides a quantitative method for analysis of representations of NOS in chemistry…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Chemistry
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Hansson, Lena; Lindahl, Britt – Science & Education, 2010
The article builds upon a study where students' relations to science are related to their worldviews and the kind of worldviews they associate with science. The aim of the study is to deepen our knowledge of how worldview and students' ways to handle conflicts between their own worldview and the worldview they associate with science, can add to…
Descriptors: World Views, Student Attitudes, Science Achievement, Secondary School Students
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Gericke, Niklas Markus; Hagberg, Mariana – Science & Education, 2010
This paper explores conceptual variation in the depiction of gene function in upper secondary school textbooks. Historically, concepts in genetics have developed in various scientific frameworks, which has led to a level of incommensurability as concepts have changed over time within their respective frameworks. Since students may have…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Textbook Content, Textbooks, Genetics
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Hansson, Lena; Redfors, Andreas – Science & Education, 2007
In this article we report on a group activity, based on previous work [Hansson & Redfors: 2006b, "Science & Education" (accepted)], in an upper secondary physics class in Sweden. The aim was to engage students in a discussion about which presuppositions that are really necessary for physics. During the activity the students were…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Physics, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Hansson, Lena; Redfors, Andreas – Science & Education, 2007
This study is addressing both upper secondary students' views of whether it is possible to combine a scientific view of the universe with a religious conviction, and their views of miracles. Students are asked about their own views as well as the views they associate with physics. The study shows that in some cases the students' own views differ…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Physics, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Lundgren, Anders – Science & Education, 2006
This paper is a study of textbooks in chemical technology in Sweden during the industrialisation in the 19th century. In this period, teaching in technological education in general became more and more founded on science. However, there existed very few textbooks in chemical technology, and it is argued that the reason was that the essentials of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chemistry, Technology Education, Time Perspective