Integrated and subject-specific science education: teachers’ and students’ views
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This study concerns the views of teachers’ and students’ regarding Science education. The teachers and students are all from four schools in the same small town in Sweden. The teachers’ views of Science lessons focused on how to plan lessons and organise content. The students’ views focused on three questions concerning the integration of science. The study is based on several data collections: interviews with and observations of teachers, a school survey and student questionnaires. The teacher interviews were analysed with regard to integrated and subject-specific Science education and the students’ questionnaires were analysed with statistical methods. The four schools in this study may be categorised as two integrated schools, one subject-specific and one mixed school. The students’ views of subjectspecific and integrated Science did not completely coincide with the teachers’ views. Teachers and students agreed on that they did integrated education in only one out of the four schools.
Science education, teachers’ and students’ views, integrated and subject specific Science
Research subject educational work
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-44924OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-44924DiVA: diva2:423125