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Leden, Lotta; Hansson, Lena; Redfors, Andreas – Science & Education, 2017
Traditional school science has been described as focused on indisputable facts where scientific processes and factors affecting these processes become obscured or left undiscussed. In this article, we report on teachers' perspectives on the teaching of sociocultural and subjective aspects of the nature of science (NOS) as a way to accomplish a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Hansson, Lena; Hansson, Örjan; Juter, Kristina; Redfors, Andreas – Science & Education, 2015
This article discusses the role of mathematics during physics lessons in upper-secondary school. Mathematics is an inherent part of theoretical models in physics and makes powerful predictions of natural phenomena possible. Ability to use both theoretical models and mathematics is central in physics. This paper takes as a starting point that the…
Descriptors: Physics, Secondary School Students, Science Instruction, Observation
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Leden, Lotta; Hansson, Lena; Redfors, Andreas; Ideland, Malin – Science & Education, 2015
Nature of science (NOS) has for a long time been regarded as a key component in science teaching. Much research has focused on students' and teachers' views of NOS, while less attention has been paid to teachers' perspectives on NOS teaching. This article focuses on in-service science teachers' ways of talking about NOS and NOS teaching, e.g. what…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Discourse Analysis
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Hansson, Lena; Lindahl, Britt – Science & Education, 2010
The article builds upon a study where students' relations to science are related to their worldviews and the kind of worldviews they associate with science. The aim of the study is to deepen our knowledge of how worldview and students' ways to handle conflicts between their own worldview and the worldview they associate with science, can add to…
Descriptors: World Views, Student Attitudes, Science Achievement, Secondary School Students
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Hansson, Lena; Redfors, Andreas – Science & Education, 2007
In this article we report on a group activity, based on previous work [Hansson & Redfors: 2006b, "Science & Education" (accepted)], in an upper secondary physics class in Sweden. The aim was to engage students in a discussion about which presuppositions that are really necessary for physics. During the activity the students were…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Physics, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Hansson, Lena; Redfors, Andreas – Science & Education, 2007
This study is addressing both upper secondary students' views of whether it is possible to combine a scientific view of the universe with a religious conviction, and their views of miracles. Students are asked about their own views as well as the views they associate with physics. The study shows that in some cases the students' own views differ…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Physics, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries