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Rundgren, Shu-Nu ChangORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-9521-1737
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Christenson, N., Gericke, N. & Rundgren, S.-N. C. (2017). Science and language teachers' assessment of upper secondary students' socioscientific argumentation. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 15(8), 1403-1422
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Science and language teachers' assessment of upper secondary students' socioscientific argumentation
2017 (Engelska)Ingår i: International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, ISSN 1571-0068, E-ISSN 1573-1774, Vol. 15, nr 8, s. 1403-1422Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Researchers and policy-makers have recognized the importance of including and promoting socioscientific argumentation in science education worldwide. The Swedish curriculum focuses more than ever on socioscientific issues (SSI) as well. However, teaching socioscientific argumentation is not an easy task for science teachers and one of the more distinguished difficulties is the assessment of students’ performance. In this study, we investigate and compare how science and Swedish language teachers, participating in an SSI-driven project, assessed students’ written argumentation about global warming. Swedish language teachers have a long history of teaching and assessing argumentation and therefore it was of interest to identify possible gaps between the two groups of teachers’ assessment practices. The results showed that the science teachers focused on students’ content knowledge within their subjects, whereas the Swedish language teachers included students’ abilities to select and use content knowledge from reliable reference resources, the structure of the argumentation and the form of language used. Since the Swedish language teachers’ assessment correlated more with previous research about quality in socioscientific argumentation, we suggest that a closer co-operation between the two groups could be beneficial in terms of enhancing the quality of assessment. Moreover, SSI teaching and learning as well as assessment of socioscientific argumentation ought to be included in teacher training programs for both pre- and in-service science teachers.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Springer, 2017
Nyckelord
Assessment, Socioscientific argumentation, Socioscientific issues, Upper secondary teachers
Nationell ämneskategori
Utbildningsvetenskap Biologiska vetenskaper
Forskningsämne
Biologi
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-45719 (URN)10.1007/s10763-016-9746-6 (DOI)000415821100002 ()
Tillgänglig från: 2016-09-05 Skapad: 2016-09-05 Senast uppdaterad: 2019-10-28Bibliografiskt granskad
Rundgren, S.-N. C. & Rundgren, C.-J. (2017). What are we aiming for?: A Delphi study on the development of civic scientific literacy in Sweden. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 61(2), 224-239
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>What are we aiming for?: A Delphi study on the development of civic scientific literacy in Sweden
2017 (Engelska)Ingår i: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, ISSN 0031-3831, E-ISSN 1470-1170, Vol. 61, nr 2, s. 224-239Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Based on the EU FP 7 project, PROFILES, this article presents our findings from a three-round Delphi study conducted in Sweden that aimed at establishing a consensus on how science education should be developed for citizens to enhance civic scientific literacy. A total of 100 stakeholders (9th graders, school teachers, scientists, and science education researchers) were involved in our Delphi study in 2012-2013. The results revealed that there were some highly ranked consensus ideas: environmental issues, inquiry skills, motivation/interest, and holistic comprehension. The conclusions of our research imply the importance of involving different stakeholders in the educational reconstruction process; we suggest that schoolteachers in particular should play a vital role.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Taylor & Francis, 2017
Nyckelord
Science education, Delphi study, civic scientific literacy
Nationell ämneskategori
Didaktik
Forskningsämne
Pedagogiskt arbete
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-63881 (URN)10.1080/00313831.2015.1120231 (DOI)000393802900007 ()
Tillgänglig från: 2017-09-21 Skapad: 2017-09-21 Senast uppdaterad: 2019-10-28Bibliografiskt granskad
Lunde, T., Chang Rundgren, S.-N. & Drechsler, M. (2016). Exploring the negotiation of the meaning of laboratory work in a continuous professional development program for lower secondary teachers. The Electronic Journal of Science Education, 20(8), 28-48
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Exploring the negotiation of the meaning of laboratory work in a continuous professional development program for lower secondary teachers
2016 (Engelska)Ingår i: The Electronic Journal of Science Education, ISSN 1087-3430, Vol. 20, nr 8, s. 28-48Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Southwestern University, 2016
Nyckelord
laboratory work, inquiry-based science teaching, negotiation, continuous professional development
Nationell ämneskategori
Didaktik
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-33298 (URN)
Tillgänglig från: 2014-08-01 Skapad: 2014-08-01 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-12-06Bibliografiskt granskad
Rundgren, C.-J., Eriksson, M. & Rundgren, S.-N. C. (2016). Investigating the Intertwinement of Knowledge, Value, and Experience of Upper Secondary Students' Argumentation Concerning Socioscientific Issues. Science & Education, 25(9-10), 1049-1071
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Investigating the Intertwinement of Knowledge, Value, and Experience of Upper Secondary Students' Argumentation Concerning Socioscientific Issues
2016 (Engelska)Ingår i: Science & Education, ISSN 0926-7220, E-ISSN 1573-1901, Vol. 25, nr 9-10, s. 1049-1071Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

This study aims to explore students' argumentation and decision-making relating to an authentic socioscientific issue (SSI)-the problem of environmental toxins in fish from the Baltic Sea. A multi-disciplinary instructional module, designed in order to develop students' skills to argue about complex SSI, was successfully tested. Seven science majors in the final year of their upper secondary studies participated in this study. Their argumentation and decision-making processes were followed closely, and data were collected during multiple stages of the instructional module: group discussions were audio recorded, the participants wrote reports on their decision making, and postexercise interviews were conducted with individual students. The analysis focused on the skill of evaluation demonstrated by the students during the exercise and the relationships between the knowledge, values, and experiences that they used in their argumentation. Even though all of the students had access to the same information and agreed on the factual aspects of the issue, they came to different decisions. All of the students took counter-arguments and the limitations of their claims into account and were able to extend their claims where appropriate. However, their decisions differed depending on their background knowledge, values, and experiences (i.e., their intellectual baggage). The implication to SSI teaching and learning is discussed.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Netherlands, 2016
Nyckelord
Socio-scientific issues, decision-making, science-education, school science, patterns, discussions, framework, thinking, inquiry, reasons
Nationell ämneskategori
Kemi Utbildningsvetenskap
Forskningsämne
Kemi; Pedagogik
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-65076 (URN)10.1007/s11191-016-9859-x (DOI)000397064100005 ()
Tillgänglig från: 2017-11-02 Skapad: 2017-11-02 Senast uppdaterad: 2019-10-28Bibliografiskt granskad
Olsson, D., Gericke, N. & Chang-Rundgren, S.-N. (2016). The effect of implementation of education for sustainable development in Swedish compulsory schools: Assesing pupils' sustainability consciousness. Environmental Education Research, 22(2), 176-202
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>The effect of implementation of education for sustainable development in Swedish compulsory schools: Assesing pupils' sustainability consciousness
2016 (Engelska)Ingår i: Environmental Education Research, ISSN 1350-4622, E-ISSN 1469-5871, Vol. 22, nr 2, s. 176-202Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

During the past decade, numerous schools in Sweden have implemented education for sustainable development (ESD) as an explicit guiding approach in teaching. In this paper, we investigate the effect of this approach in comparison with that of pupils taught in ordinary schools. Accordingly, we introduce the concept of sustainability consciousness to represent the holistic view of sustainability. Within the concept of sustainability consciousness, we combine and investigate the environmental, economic, and social dimensions of sustainable development in terms of sustainability knowingness, attitudes, and behavior. A Likert-scale questionnaire with 50 items was developed to evaluate pupils’ sustainability consciousness through a nationwide study in Sweden. A total of 1773 pupils from the 6th and 9th grades participated. The results indicated that the ESD profile schools had a small positive effect on the pupils’ sustainability consciousness, while in grade 9 the effect was negative. The implications for further ESD implementation are discussed.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
London: Routledge, 2016
Nyckelord
Compulsory school, Education for sustainable development, Pupils’ perceptions, Sustainability attitudes, Sustainability behavior, Sustainability consciousness
Nationell ämneskategori
Miljövetenskap
Forskningsämne
Biologi; Pedagogik; Miljövetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-33773 (URN)10.1080/13504622.2015.1005057 (DOI)000371816300002 ()
Forskningsfinansiär
Vetenskapsrådet, B0589701
Anmärkning

This article has been published after the thesis defense. In the thesis it has the title The effect of implementation of education for sustainable development in Swedish compulsory schools : assesing pupils' sustainability consciousness

Tillgänglig från: 2014-09-22 Skapad: 2014-09-22 Senast uppdaterad: 2019-07-12Bibliografiskt granskad
Bergqvist, A., Drechsler, M. & Chang Rundgren, S.-N. (2016). Upper Secondary Teachers' Knowledge for Teaching Chemical Bonding Models. International Journal of Science Education, 38(2), 298-318
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Upper Secondary Teachers' Knowledge for Teaching Chemical Bonding Models
2016 (Engelska)Ingår i: International Journal of Science Education, ISSN 0950-0693, E-ISSN 1464-5289, Vol. 38, nr 2, s. 298-318Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Researchers have shown a growing interest in science teachers' professional knowledge in recent decades. The article focuses on how chemistry teachers impart chemical bonding, one of the most important topics covered in upper secondary school chemistry courses. Chemical bonding is primarily taught using models, which are key for understanding science. However, many studies have determined that the use of models in science education can contribute to students' difficulties understanding the topic, and that students generally find chemical bonding a challenging topic. The aim of this study is to investigate teachers' knowledge of teaching chemical bonding. The study focuses on three essential components of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK): (1) the students' understanding, (2) representations, and (3) instructional strategies. We analyzed lesson plans about chemical bonding generated by 10 chemistry teachers with whom we also conducted semi-structured interviews about their teaching. Our results revealed that the teachers were generally unaware of how the representations of models they used affected student comprehension. The teachers had trouble specifying students' difficulties in understanding. Moreover, most of the instructional strategies described were generic and insufficient for promoting student understanding. Additionally, the teachers' rationale for choosing a specific representation or activity was seldom directed at addressing students' understanding. Our results indicate that both PCK components require improvement, and suggest that the two components should be connected. Implications for the professional development of pre-service and in-service teachers are discussed.

Nyckelord
Chemical bonding, Pedagogical content knowledge, Students' understanding, Chemistry education, Models
Nationell ämneskategori
Utbildningsvetenskap Kemi
Forskningsämne
Kemi
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-41681 (URN)10.1080/09500693.2015.1125034 (DOI)000372095200007 ()
Tillgänglig från: 2016-04-13 Skapad: 2016-04-13 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-12-06Bibliografiskt granskad
Chang Rundgren, S. N., Nyberg, L., Evers, M. & Alexandersson, J. (2015). Learning about flood risk: Comparing the Web-based and physical flood-walk learning environments. Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 16(1)
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Learning about flood risk: Comparing the Web-based and physical flood-walk learning environments
2015 (Engelska)Ingår i: Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, ISSN 1609-4913, E-ISSN 1609-4913, Vol. 16, nr 1Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Numerous of sustainable development related challenges are emerging today, e.g. flooding problems. Our group has developed ’the flood walk’ project since 2010 to convey flood risk knowledge in an authentic context. Considering the limitation of time and space to educate people the flood risk knowledge, we tried to transform the physical flood walk field trip into a Web-based virtual trip. In this study, we aim to examine whether the Web-based flood-walk environment can help participants to achieve the same learning outcome as its authentic counterpart. A total of 65 upper secondary school pupils participated in this study. The results illustrate that a physical experience is irreplaceable, and the importance of providing physical experiences for learners in both formal and informal education needs to be emphasised.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
Nyckelord
Attitude; Flood; Learning environment; Risk knowledge; Web-based
Nationell ämneskategori
Miljöanalys och bygginformationsteknik
Forskningsämne
Miljövetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-44815 (URN)2-s2.0-84973293693 (Scopus ID)
Tillgänglig från: 2016-08-15 Skapad: 2016-08-15 Senast uppdaterad: 2019-07-11Bibliografiskt granskad
Lunde, T., Rundgren, C.-J. & Chang Rundgren, S.-N. (2015). När läroplan och tradition möts: hur högstadielärare bemöter yttre förväntningar på undersökande arbete i naturämnesundervisningen. NorDiNa: Nordic Studies in Science Education, 11(1), 88-101
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>När läroplan och tradition möts: hur högstadielärare bemöter yttre förväntningar på undersökande arbete i naturämnesundervisningen
2015 (Svenska)Ingår i: NorDiNa: Nordic Studies in Science Education, ISSN 1504-4556, E-ISSN 1894-1257, Vol. 11, nr 1, s. 88-101Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

The current Swedish curricula for compulsory school (Lgr11) emphasize inquiry-based science teaching to develop pupils’ critical thinking while the Swedish laboratory teaching tradition emphasize laboratory work to gain students conceptual understanding. The aim of this study is to illuminate how a group of teachers within the Swedish teaching tradition, based on the prevailing condition, met the external expectations of involving pupils in inquiry-based science teaching. During a teacher professional development program, the entire group of lower secondary science teachers within a school district, twelve in total, participated in group reflections about own inquiry activities. The results indicated that teachers, despite shortage of activates, wanted to involve pupils in inquiry-based science teaching to meet the curricula’s’ and national tests’ request for such activities. The teachers did this through hybridization, in which the teachers opened up and transformed existing laboratory activities; and by imitation, in which they imitated how investigative inquiry is carried out on national tests. Inquiry-based science teaching, as it emerges in this study, possessed several characteristics might limiting the potential for pupils to develop an understanding functional for critical thinking in private- and public lives. 

Nyckelord
inquiry-based science teaching, laboratory work, science education, lower secondary, teaching tradition, curricula, undersökande arbetssätt, laborativt arbete, laborationer, naturämnen, grundskolans senare del, undervisningstradition, läroplan
Nationell ämneskategori
Didaktik
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-33297 (URN)
Tillgänglig från: 2014-08-01 Skapad: 2014-08-01 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-12-06Bibliografiskt granskad
Christenson, N., Gericke, N. & Rundgren, S.-N. C. (2015). Science and Swedish language teachers’ assessment of upper secondary students’ socioscientific argumentation. In: : . Paper presented at ASERA 2015 (Australasian Science Education Research Association Conference).
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Science and Swedish language teachers’ assessment of upper secondary students’ socioscientific argumentation
2015 (Engelska)Konferensbidrag, Enbart muntlig presentation (Refereegranskat)
Abstract [en]

The Swedish curricula, as well as researchers and policy makers worldwide, have recognized the importance of promoting and including sociscientific argumentation in science education to promote scientific literacy. However, to teach socioscientific argumentation in not an easy task for science teachers and among the difficulties is the assessment practice. In this small-scale qualitative study, we have, investigated and compared how science and Swedish language teachers, participating in a SSI-driven project, assess students’ written argumentation about Global warming. The Swedish language teachers have a long tradition of teaching and assessing argumentation and therefore it is of interest to identify possible gaps between these two groups. The results indicate that the science teachers focus on students’ ability to reproduce content knowledge within their respective subject that they have been teaching. The Swedish language teachers include students’ abilities to select and use content knowledge from trustable reference resources, in addition to the structure of the argumentation and the form of the language used. In fact, the Swedish language teachers’ assessment correlates more to previous research about quality in socioscientific argumentation and we suggest that a closer co-operation between these two groups can be beneficial to enhance the quality of assessing students’ socioscientific argumentation.

Nationell ämneskategori
Didaktik
Forskningsämne
Pedagogiskt arbete
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-64372 (URN)
Konferens
ASERA 2015 (Australasian Science Education Research Association Conference)
Tillgänglig från: 2017-09-29 Skapad: 2017-09-29 Senast uppdaterad: 2019-10-28Bibliografiskt granskad
Walan, S. & Chang Rundgren, S.-N. (2015). Student responses to a context- and inquiry-based three-step teaching model. Teaching science, 61(2), 33-39
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Student responses to a context- and inquiry-based three-step teaching model
2015 (Engelska)Ingår i: Teaching science, ISSN 1449-6313, Vol. 61, nr 2, s. 33-39Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Research has indicated that both context- and inquiry-based approaches could increase student interest in learning sciences. This case study aims to present a context- and inquiry-based combined teaching approach, using a three-step teaching model developed by the PROFILES project, and investigates Swedish students' responses to the activity. A Likert scale questionnaire was used for the data collection. The results of a total of 105 15-year-old students showed that, overall, the students were highly positive about this science teaching module.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Australian Science Teachers Association: , 2015
Nationell ämneskategori
Utbildningsvetenskap
Forskningsämne
Biologi
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-38248 (URN)
Tillgänglig från: 2015-10-27 Skapad: 2015-10-27 Senast uppdaterad: 2019-07-12Bibliografiskt granskad
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