In the borderland between academic disciplines and school science - Science faculty as teacher educators

The aim of this project is to explore the borderland between the academic science disciplines and their school subject counterparts, as represented in teacher education, in terms of how science epistemology, content, and practice are reproduced and transformed when biologists, physicists, and chemists teach student teachers.

Data is collected through observations and interviews. University science teachers are shadowed during teaching and various other activities. Following the observations, individual and focus group interviews are conducted. The analysis makes use of the method of cultural contrast, which allows for a nuanced contrasting between science disciplines.

By analysing how the sciences are transformed in the meeting between university science teachers and student teachers the project seeks to contribute to new and deepened understanding of how science content and culture are manifested in teacher education, thereby informing a more inclusive teaching in the disciplines.

Members:
Kristina Andersson (PI)
Annica Gullberg
Anna Danielsson
Susanne Engström
Maja Elmgren
Anita Hussénius
Martha Blomqvist