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Science for life: a conceptual framework for constru´ction and analysis of socio-scientific issues
Umeå University, Faculty of Teacher Education, Mathematics, Technology and Science Education. (UMSER)
2009 (English)In: NorDiNa: Nordic Studies in Science Education, ISSN 1504-4556, Vol. 5, no 1, 35-46 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to describe a conceptual framework to be used as a tool for analyzing work with socio-scientific issues (SSI) and for constructing SSI cases in secondary school. The framework consists of six components describing the more detailed characteristics of SSI. The components were chosen to reflect what we know from research about what might have an impact on students’ learning and interest in science. Six socio-scientific cases were then constructed and these are discussed in the article. The cases are relevant in that they both display the characteristics of SSI and meet the requirements of the Swedish national curriculum. The components and the cases are described in a table. This work is the first step in an evidence-based research project aiming at investigating if, how and why students and teachers in secondary school develop knowledge and interests when working with SSI.

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2009. Vol. 5, no 1, 35-46 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-23207OAI: diva2:221520
Available from: 2009-06-04 Created: 2009-06-04 Last updated: 2012-08-20Bibliographically approved

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