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How does the culture of physics affect physics teacher education?
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Physics Didactics. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6265-0004
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Physics Didactics. Dept. of mathematics and science education, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3244-2586
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education. (SMED)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8036-6245
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this paper we ask how the culture of physics may affect physics teacher education. Our interest is motivated by the pessimistic description of the status of physics teacher education in the US reported by the Task Force on Teacher Education in Physics (T-TEP) (2012). We present the results of an empirical study that examines the culture of physics in Sweden. The main finding is what we call the physics expert model. This was the dominant framing that physicists and physics teachers used in our interviews to talk about physics teacher education. The goal of the physics expert model is to create future physicists, something that is clearly at odds with the purpose of physics teacher education (which is to create future physics teachers). We discuss the implications of the dominance of the physics expert model and suggest that our results offer an important explanatory interpretation of the chronic problems of physics teacher training described in the T-TEP report.

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2017.
Keywords [en]
Teacher Preparation, Physics, Culture
Keywords [sv]
Lärarutbildning, Fysik, Kultur
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Other Physics Topics Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-333761OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-333761DiVA, id: diva2:1157672
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ESERA 2017 Conference Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland 21st - 25th August 2017
Available from: 2017-11-16 Created: 2017-11-16 Last updated: 2017-11-17Bibliographically approved

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Larsson, JohannaAirey, JohnLundqvist, Eva

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