Teacher dilemmas while working with controversial socioscientific issues

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Title Teacher dilemmas while working with controversial socioscientific issues
Author Rydberg, Christian ; Sjöström, Jesper ; Olander, Clas
Date 2017
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This study has followed groups of teachers within an Erasmus + partnership, in which the teachers have conducted a reflexive and interdisciplinary teaching about complex controversial issues (CCI), including socio-scientific issues (SSI) (students aged 12-16 years). The overall research design is inspired by models where researchers and practitioners cooperate and share responsibility and iterative systematic investigations have been done. With the support of a didactic model the teachers created interdisciplinary arenas in their respective context. Through focus groups and participant observation, the study aims to describe the appearance of various didactic dilemmas that teachers encountered in the dilemmatic space this form of teaching is framed in. Preliminary results show didactic dilemmas anchored both at macro level, concerning different types of curriculum goals and politics and religion, as well as didactical dilemmas at micro level and at levels in between. For example, about student controlled activities versus teacher controlled and about the teacher’s level of objectivity and neutrality. With an approach of comparative didactics, a special focus is put on exploring the essence of the Swedish teachers’ didactic dilemmas in the dilemmatic space, in order to highlight some aspects of the “taken for granted” in their teaching.
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The 12th Conference of the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) (21st - 25th August 2017 : Dublin, Ireland)
Link http://keynote.conference-services.net/resources/444/5233/pdf/ESERA2017_0725_paper.pdf .Icon
Language eng (iso)
Subject complex controversial issues, including socio-scientific issues (SSI)
didactic dilemmas
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Note The theme of the conference, Research, practice and collaboration in s... (see Details for more)
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/23336 Permalink to this page
Link http://www.esera2017.org/... (external link to related web page)
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