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  • 1.
    Högström, Per
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Mathematics, Technology and Science Education.
    Laborativt arbete i grundskolans senare år: lärares mål och hur de implementeras2009Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Laboratory work is considered important for student achievements in science education. This thesis will contribute with increased knowledge about lab work in science education in Swedish secondary school. The main purposes are to describe secondary school science teachers’ objectives for lab work and to describe how these objectives are implemented during laboratory exercises. The thesis shows and discusses, from a teacher perspective, the complexity involved in lab work.The thesis is comprised of four papers based on empirical analysis of teacher interviews, laboratory manuals and laboratory exercises. Two interview studies identified which objectives the teachers consider important and compared these to international studies. Two case studies identified how the teachers’ objectives are put forward during lab work and what factors are important for the implementation of objectives.The results from the interview studies show that Swedish secondary school science teachers express general objectives including the development of students’ understanding of concepts and phenomena, of their interest in science and ability to think and reflect upon labwork. This is to a large extent in accordance with objectives identified in international studies. However, when the teachers describe specific laboratory exercises they emphasize the activity and the laboratory skills. Some of the teachers describe lab work that includes scientific inquiry but not specifically, knowledge about the nature of science. Scientific inquiry was mostly used to develop interest in science and not to develop knowledge about how to systematically investigate phenomena in nature. The teachers express their objectives differently in different contexts. The laboratory manuals mostly put forward objectives to help students identify objects and phenomena and to learn facts, which is not always in accordance with the teachers objectives. Results from the case studies show that the teachers’ objectives do not always correspond to the students’ views of important things to learn. It is not obvious that lab work in itself make students understand a certain scientific content, they need help to “see what is intended to be seen”. Interactions between the teacher and the students are important to help students perceive the teacher’s objectives. Many interactions have a starting point in the laboratory manuals, and if the objectives in the manual correspond to the teacher’s objectives it makes it easier for both the students and the teacher to reach the intentions for the laboratory exercise. Implications for science teaching are discussed.

  • 2.
    Högström, Per
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Mathematics, Technology and Science Education.
    Ottander, Christina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Mathematics, Technology and Science Education.
    Benckert, Sylvia
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Physics.
    Implementation of Objectives for Laboratory Work in Secondary School Science2008In: Annual conference of National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST): Impact of Science Education Research on Public Policy, 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this case study of three laboratory exercises in biology, chemistry and physics is to show how three Swedish secondary school science teachers’ objectives for labwork are carried out in practice. What objectives do the teachers

    put forward for specific laboratory exercises, what objectives appear in supporting laboratory manuals and how do objectives appear in teacher and student interactions during laboratory work? In three cases, pre-interviews with teachers

    about their objectives took place, laboratory manuals were collected, video recordings of the actual laboratory exercises were made and post-interviews with teachers about these video-recordings took place. Comparisons between objectives

    expressed by the teachers, identified in laboratory manuals and identified in teacher actions and teacher-student interactions were made to examine how objectives appeared during labwork. The results show that the introduction of the laboratory exercise and its laboratory manual is very important for the way

    labwork is performed. In order for teachers’ objectives to be implemented, results in this study put forward that a correlation between objectives, laboratory manual and actual labwork is favourable. Objectives need to be explicit to the teacher and

    that teachers’ awareness of the need to pursue objectives is crucial.

  • 3.
    Högström, Per
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Teacher Education, Mathematics, Technology and Science Education.
    Ottander, Christina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Teacher Education, Mathematics, Technology and Science Education.
    Benckert, Sylvia
    Faculty of Science and Technology, Physics.
    Lärares mål med laborativt arbete: Utveckla förståelse och intresse2006In: NorDiNa: Nordisk Didaktikk i Naturfag / Naturorienterende ämnen, no 5, p. 54-66Article in journal (Refereed)
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