Engagerande samtal i det naturvetenskapliga klassrummet<br />Inquiry based dialouge in science classroom

  • Ragnhild Löfgren
  • Klas Johnsson
  • Jan Schoultz
  • Lars Domino Østergaard
Keywords: Commuication, primary school, inquire-based science education

Abstract

This study focuses on classroom communication within an inquiry-based science education (IBSE) program, called NTA (Naturvetenskap och Teknik för Alla). The overall aim of the study is to highlight the ways in which productive and engaging conversations are conducted in the classroom. We have analysed the work within the unit ”The Chemistry of food” and the theme testing of fat in food in grade five and six in a Swedish and a Danish science classroom. We have used video cameras and mp3-players to follow the classroom interaction. Our findings indicate that the classroom communication was focused on everyday science content and that the introduction and the summary of the theme were very important for the pupils’ possibilities to productive disciplinary engagement.

Author Biographies

Ragnhild Löfgren
Department of Social- and Welfare Studies, Linköping University
Klas Johnsson
Department of Social- and Welfare Studies, Linköping University
Jan Schoultz
Department of Social- and Welfare Studies, Linköping University
Lars Domino Østergaard
Instiutut for Læring og Filosofi, Aalborg Universitet
Published
2014-10-24
Section
Articles