umu.sePublications
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Issues of intercultural competence in Swedish science education
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Mathematics Education. (UMSER)
2016 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Multiculturalism and intercultural education have been for the long time constitutive components of Swedish teacher training, in particular concerning the teaching of Swedish as second language (Johansson, 2008). However, in the curriculum discourse and practice of other subjects, this concept appears to be poorly explored and instrumentalised (Popov, Sturesson, 2015). Nowadays, when teacher students go to school practice, they face culturally diverse classrooms and challenging educational contexts (Popov, Sturesson, Carlsson, 2012). They need to deal with cultural heterogeneity on pedagogical and curriculum planes (Popov, Sturesson, 2015). The focus of this paper is to highlight important elements of intercultural competence as they perceived by the science teachers. Theoretical lens of the socio-political framing of education (Gutiérrez, 2013), in particular issues of identity construction is used in the study. The concept of identity is related to what a person does and his or her activities. Identity is dynamic and depends on participation in a particular community that position an individual “through and in race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, religion, language, and so forth” (Gutiérrez, 2013, 46). Theoretical constructs of multiculturalism were also important to highlight different dimensions of science teachers’ intercultural competence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Flensburg: Europa-Universität Flensburg , 2016.
Keyword [en]
intercultural competence, teacher education, identity
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
didactics of natural science
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-127154OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-127154DiVA: diva2:1043847
Conference
1st European Regional IHPST Conference. Science as Culture in the European Context: Historical, Philosophical, and Educational Perspectives
Available from: 2016-11-01 Created: 2016-11-01 Last updated: 2016-11-01

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

http://ihpst.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=360747&module_id=189361

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Popov, Oleg
By organisation
Department of Science and Mathematics Education
Didactics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Total: 6 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link