Engagerande samtal i det naturvetenskapliga klassrummet
Inquiry based dialouge in science classroom

Ragnhild Löfgren, Klas Johnsson, Jan Schoultz, Lars Domino Østergaard

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.


Keywords


Commuication, primary school, inquire-based science education

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5617/nordina.732

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