Enhancing primary science: An exploration of teachers' own ideas of solutions to challenges in inquiry- and context-based teaching
2015 (English)In: Education 3-13, ISSN 0300-4279, E-ISSN 1475-7575, Vol. 44, no 1, 81-92 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Studies of inquiry- and context-based science education (IC-BaSE) have shown that teachers find these approaches problematic. In this study, 12 primary school teachers’ reflections on challenges related to IC-BaSE are explored. The aim of the study was to investigate which challenges primary teachers experience when working with IC-BaSE and how these may be solved. Group discussions and individual portfolios were used for data collection. Content analysis showed that the challenges teachers experienced were mainly practical relating to: how to find contexts, lack of time, handling big classes, students working at different paces, handling materials, and the teachers' need of control. The teachers also presented their own ideas of solutions to the challenges.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2015. Vol. 44, no 1, 81-92 p.
inquiry- and context-based education; primary school; practical challenges; solutions
Research subject Education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-38249DOI: 10.1080/03004279.2015.1092456ISI: 000372337700009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-38249DiVA: diva2:865159