Laborativt arbete i grundskolans senare år: Lärares perspektiv
2010 (Swedish)In: NorDiNa: Nordic Studies in Science Education, ISSN 1504-4556, Vol. 6, no 1, 80-91 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this paper we describe the results from interviews withscience teachers in lower secondary school. The teachers were asked whatthey wanted to achieve with laboratory work, what difficulties theyexperienced and if there were any differences between lab work in biology,chemistry and physics. The results show that the teachers wanted lab workto help the students develop their understanding, to make them interestedand to develop their laboratory skills. Some of the teachers described labwork that included scientific inquiry but not, specifically, knowledge abouthow to systematically investigate phenomena in nature. Aspects of natureof science were rare. Lack of time to discuss with the students during labwork was seen as one difficulty. Laboratory exercises in chemistry wereoften regarded too abstract while lab work in physics and biology weremuch easier to link to everyday life.
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2010. Vol. 6, no 1, 80-91 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-20686OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-20686DiVA: diva2:209322