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Teaching Traditions in Science Teachers’ Practices and the Introduction of National Testing
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education. (SMED)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6764-954X
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7817-3823
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education. (SMED)
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education. (SMED)
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2017 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, ISSN 0031-3831, E-ISSN 1470-1170, p. 1-15Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Our main interest in this article is to explore whether Swedish teachers changed their teaching and assessment practices in relation to the new national tests in science education that were introduced 2009. Data was collected using a web-distributed questionnaire, which was answered by 407 teachers. The concept of teaching traditions is used to capture patterns of what is emphasised by teachers in terms of goals and content in teaching and the design of the questionnaire was based on the concept of curriculum emphases. The results show two distinct groups of focus, which is compared with two traditions within science education: the Academic and the Moral tradition. The main content where teaching have been changed is in making science more applied than before, where applied not only mean the application of science knowledge to practical technical issues but also to moral and political issues.

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2017. p. 1-15
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Teaching traditions, science education, standardized tests, teacher survey, educational change
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Curriculum Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-293941DOI: 10.1080/00313831.2017.1306802OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-293941DiVA: diva2:928426
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NATIONELLA PROV I BIOLOGI, FYSIK OCH KEMI: EVENTUELL BETYDELSE FÖR LÄRARES UNDERVISNING OCH BEDÖMNING
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Swedish Research Council, 2010-5153Swedish Research Council, 2012-5023
Available from: 2016-05-15 Created: 2016-05-15 Last updated: 2017-12-15Bibliographically approved

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Lidar, MalenaKarlberg, MartinAlmqvist, JonasÖstman, LeifLundqvist, Eva

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