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Gymnasiets laborationsundervisning i fysik – Vad påverkar lärares val av laborationer?

Holmström, Simon LU ; Pendrill, Ann Marie LU ; Eriksson, Urban LU and Reistad, Nina LU (2019) In LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education 7(1). p.27-58
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What factors influence Swedish upper secondary teachers' laboratory teaching in physics? This is an issue raised by the curriculum reform of 2011 in Sweden. In this study, 17 teachers at four different upper secondary schools discussed their laboratory teaching in focus group interviews. Based on an analysis of these interviews, a supplementary survey of 66 teachers was conducted. Logic of events was used as an analytical tool to understand how different factors influence teachers' teaching. The results from the focus groups indicate that teachers appreciate laboratory work that 1) are based on simple equipment, 2) provide good values of constants, 3) laboratory exercises that the students like. In the survey, the syllabus emerged as a... (More)

What factors influence Swedish upper secondary teachers' laboratory teaching in physics? This is an issue raised by the curriculum reform of 2011 in Sweden. In this study, 17 teachers at four different upper secondary schools discussed their laboratory teaching in focus group interviews. Based on an analysis of these interviews, a supplementary survey of 66 teachers was conducted. Logic of events was used as an analytical tool to understand how different factors influence teachers' teaching. The results from the focus groups indicate that teachers appreciate laboratory work that 1) are based on simple equipment, 2) provide good values of constants, 3) laboratory exercises that the students like. In the survey, the syllabus emerged as a stronger factor of influence than in the focus groups – but, the results from both parts indicate that other factors than the syllabus play a larger role for teachers' choice and layout of laboratory work.

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Laboratory work, Logic of events, Physics, Syllabus, Upper secondary school
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LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education
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29 pages
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University of Helsinki
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10.31129/LUMAT.7.1.364
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  abstract     = {<p>What factors influence Swedish upper secondary teachers' laboratory teaching in physics? This is an issue raised by the curriculum reform of 2011 in Sweden. In this study, 17 teachers at four different upper secondary schools discussed their laboratory teaching in focus group interviews. Based on an analysis of these interviews, a supplementary survey of 66 teachers was conducted. Logic of events was used as an analytical tool to understand how different factors influence teachers' teaching. The results from the focus groups indicate that teachers appreciate laboratory work that 1) are based on simple equipment, 2) provide good values of constants, 3) laboratory exercises that the students like. In the survey, the syllabus emerged as a stronger factor of influence than in the focus groups – but, the results from both parts indicate that other factors than the syllabus play a larger role for teachers' choice and layout of laboratory work.</p>},
  author       = {Holmström, Simon and Pendrill, Ann Marie and Eriksson, Urban and Reistad, Nina},
  issn         = {2323-7112},
  language     = {swe},
  month        = {02},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {27--58},
  publisher    = {University of Helsinki},
  series       = {LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education},
  title        = {Gymnasiets laborationsundervisning i fysik – Vad påverkar lärares val av laborationer?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.31129/LUMAT.7.1.364},
  doi          = {10.31129/LUMAT.7.1.364},
  volume       = {7},
  year         = {2019},
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