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Scientific Literacy - in the classroom

This project works with analysing teaching and learning in the science subjects using video-data from authentic classroom settings.

The aim is to document and analyse classroom interaction, which is performed on sequences of lessons covering specific curricular areas. A large data set is constructed and made the subject for investigations.

So far investigations have focused for example on how topic progression is achieved in the teaching and opportunities for link-making and student participation in the communication.


Rocksén, Miranda, Olander, Clas (2016) A Topical Trajectory on Survival: an Analysis of Link-Making in a Sequence of Lessons on Evolution. Research in Science Education, Volym e-pub ahead of print, Sidor 1-22

Rocksén, Miranda (2016) The Temporality of Participation in School Science: Coordination of Teacher Control and the Pace of Students’ Participation. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, Volym e-pub ahead of print, Sidor 1-17

Rocksén, Miranda. (2016). The many roles of "explanation" in science education: a case study [on-line first]. Cultural Studies of Science Education. doi: 10.1007/s11422-014-9629-5

Rocksén, Miranda. (2015). Reasoning in a Science Classroom. (Doctoral thesis, Gothenburg studies in educational sciences, 365). Göteborg: Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis.

Olander, Clas. (2013). Why am I learning evolution? Pointers towards enacted scientific literacy., Journal of Biological Education, 47 (3)

More information and contact

Miranda Rocksén
Phone: 031-786 6775
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Dawn Sanders
Phone: 031-786 2177
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Contact Information

Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional studies

PO Box 300, SE 405 30 Gothenburg

Visiting Address:
Pedagogen B, Läroverksgatan 15

+46 (0)31 786 00 00

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