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Features of an Emerging Practice and Professional Development in a Science Teacher Team Collaboration with a Researcher Team

Författare och institution:
Anette Olin (Institutionen för pedagogik och specialpedagogik); Åke Ingerman (Institutionen för didaktik och pedagogisk profession)
Publicerad i:
Journal of Science Teacher Education, 27 ( 6 ) s. 607-624
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
This study concerns teaching and learning development in science through collaboration between science teachers and researchers. At the core was the ambition to integrate research outcomes of science education—here ‘didactic models’—with teaching practice, aligned with professional development. The phase where the collaboration moves from initial establishment towards a stable practice is investigated. The study aims to identifying features of formation and exploring consequences for the character of contact between research and teaching. Specific questions are “What may be identified as actions and arrangements impacting the quality and continuation of the emerging practice?” and “What and in what ways may support teacher growth?” The analysis draws on practice architectures as a theoretical framework and specifically investigates the initial meetings as a practice-node for a new practice, empirically drawing on documented reflections on science teaching, primarily from meetings and communication. The results take the form of an analytical-narrative account of meetings that focused planning, enactment and reflection on teaching regarding the human body. We identify enabling actions such as collaborative work with concrete material from the classroom and arrangements such as the regular meetings and that the collaborative group had a core of shared competence—in science teaching and learning. Constraining were actions such as introducing research results with weak connection to practical action in the school practice and arrangements such as differences between school and university practice architectures and the general ‘oppression’ of teachers’ classroom practice. The discussion includes reflections on researchers’ roles and on a research and practice base for school development.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Teacher–researcher collaboration, Teacher professional development, Practice architectures, Science education
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2016-08-09 09:52
Posten ändrad:
2016-10-10 21:28

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