hkr.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Swedish upper secondary students' views of the origin and development of the universe
Kristianstad University, Department of Mathematics and Science. (LISMA)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3175-5185
Kristianstad University, Department of Mathematics and Science. (LISMA)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4792-8749
2006 (English)In: Research in science education, ISSN 0157-244X, E-ISSN 1573-1898, Vol. 36, no 4, 355-379 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article is addressing how students reason about the origin and development of the universe. Students’ own views as well as their descriptions of physical models are analysed. Data consists of written surveys, and interviews of a subset of the students. Most of the students relate to the Big Bang model when describing the origin of the universe. The study however shows that this can mean different things to the students. The article also addresses views of whether or not the universe changes and of the origin of the elements. When comparing students’ own views with their views of the physics view this study shows that there are students who have a different view of their own than the view they connect with physics. This shows that students, in the area of cosmology, do not necessarily take the view they connect with physics to be their own. Examples of students who handle the physics view in different ways are discussed. There are students who relate not only to science but also to a religious worldview when describing their own view. This shows that when discussing cosmology in class, also a religious worldview can be relevant for parts of the student group.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 36, no 4, 355-379 p.
Keyword [en]
cosmology, cross-cultural learning, physics, religion, upper secondary students, worldview
National Category
Pedagogy Social Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-5560DOI: 10.1007/s11165-005-9009-yISI: 000239023000003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-5560DiVA: diva2:282196
Available from: 2009-12-18 Created: 2009-12-18 Last updated: 2014-07-22Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Hansson, LenaRedfors, Andreas
By organisation
Department of Mathematics and Science
In the same journal
Research in science education
PedagogySocial Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 179 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf