Course - Perspectives on Science and Technology education - LOS8030
LOS8030 - Perspectives on Science and Technology education
Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed
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The teaching consists of lectures and student-led seminars, distributed over four modules. Together, the modules cover a wide range of perspectives and current issues in science education research internationally. Students read the core literature of all 4 modules, and choose in addition specialization literature for one of the modules. One may also combine modules in the selection of specialization literature. The four modules are: Module 1: Perspectives on learning science, including historical development in science teaching thinking: constructivism, sociocultural perspectives, situated learning, phenomenological perspectives on science learning, scientific literacy, text and language in science teaching and learning. Module 2: The nature of scientific knowledge and practices, the role of cultural contexts and history and philosophy of science in science teaching and learning, inquiry-based teaching, gender and indigenous knowledge in science learning. Module 3: Perspectives on technology as knowledge and practice, relations between technology, science and society, knowledge structures in technology and technology as part of science teaching. Module 4: Education for sustainable development, action competence for sustainability, normativity in education and whole school development.
- has advanced overview of current, and historical and philosophical perspectives in science education
- has insights into characteristics of text norms in science and into the role of language in science teaching
- is able to acknowledge the complexity and variation of scientific and technological knowledge and practices
- has insights in how technological knowledge can be conceptualized and the roles technology may play in science education
- has knowledge about sustainable development and the role of science education in contributing to sustainability
- is able to identify the historical-philosophical roots of new trends in science education, and recognize and compare theoretical perspectives on learning in textbooks and academic discourse
- is able to analyze communication and argumentation patterns in science teaching discourses at advanced level
- is able to use perspectives from science education research in own research
- is able to discuss the nature of professional scientific and technological practices and question how they appear in textbooks and other materials for science teaching
- is able to frame research and education to contribute to sustainable development
- is able to analyze and plan research that reflects the gender dimensions of science.
- is able to identify, convey and discuss perspectives on science teaching and learning, orally as well as in writing
- is able to use perspectives and evidence from science education research in independent and consistent argumentation
Learning methods and activities
The teaching consists of lectures and student-led seminars, distributed over four modules. Together, the modules cover a wide range of perspectives and current issues in science education research internationally. Students read the core literature of all 4 modules, and choose in addition specialization literature for one of the modules. One may also combine modules in the selection of specialization literature. If the course have English students, the teaching will be in English. Assignments can be handed in in Norwegian or English.
- 70 % attendance
Further on evaluation
Limited admission to classes. For more information: https://i.ntnu.no/wiki/-/wiki/English/Admission+to+courses+with+restricted+admission
Required previous knowledge
Master degree in natural science/engineering or in science education. Admission restrictions*: The course is limited to a of maximum 25 students, where 6 spots are reserved for applicants from other institutions affiliated with NorTED (www.nor-ted.com). If there are less than 5 applicants, the Department of Teacher Education reserves the right to cancel the course. * Applicants will be ranked based on the following criteria and deadline for applications can be found here: https://www.ntnu.edu/ilu/phd-courses
Credits: 5.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: SPRING 2023
Language of instruction: English, Norwegian
- Pedagogical knowledge
- Life Sciences
Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education
Examination arrangement: Assignment
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For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"