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Developing outdoor activities and a website as resources to stimulate learning physics in teacher education
Umeå University, Faculty of Teacher Education, Mathematics, Technology and Science Education.
2006 (English)In: Journal of Physics Teacher Education Online, Vol. 3, no 3, 18-23 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This paper presents conceptualization and development of the “outdoor physics” approach in science teacher education in Umeå (Sweden). The Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) in combination with theoretical construct of embodied knowledge and curriculum standpoint of inquiry learning provided the theoretical ground and methodological framework of the project. The paper discusses how these theoretical perspectives contributed to shaping the development of the “outdoor physics” approach and a multilingual web portal of the project ( The paper also argues that outdoor activities with web-based support can facilitate students’ investigations in natural settings, stimulate their questions and increase interest for learning physics.

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2006. Vol. 3, no 3, 18-23 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-6481OAI: diva2:146150
Available from: 2007-12-13 Created: 2007-12-13 Last updated: 2011-01-11Bibliographically approved

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