ConChaMo 2: Conceptual Change in Learning Science

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Wednesday, October 24

08.00 – 08.45 Morning coffee available: Registration
08.45 – 09.00 Nord-IHPST Opening: IT Koponen
09.00 – 10.00 M Matthews: Experiments in Science and in Science Education: Historical and Philosophical Reflections
10.00 – 11.00 A Mutanen: Interrogation and Experimentation
11.00 – 11.30 A Hämäläinen: Perceptional Experimentality as a Precept in Teacher Laboratory
11.30 – 12.00 T Mäntylä: Didactical Reconstructions and Experiments
12.00 – 13.00 Panel Discussion: Role of Experiments in Science Education. Discussants: Koponen, Aduriz-Bravo & Presenters

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break

Posters on display during afternoon. Posters are on display until Thursday afternoon

14.00 - 14.30 A Redfors: Students Views of Science in the Context of Astrobiology
14.30 - 15.00 V-M Vesterinen: Nature of science in chemistry teacher education: From a single course towards a program
15.00 - 15.30 J Brunstein: Personal Epistemologies Underlying The Perception of Evaluation: The Case of Bio-Medical Sciences Scholars

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 - 16.30 A Gerontas: Could the history of Research-Technologies offer a new paradigm for Technology Education? The case of the gas chromatographic instrumentation.
16.30 - 17.00 S Tolvanen: Research-based teacher education: Preparing future chemistry teachers to teach nature of scienceusing history of chemistry as a context

17.00 - 17.30 Discussion & Wrapping up the day

18.30 Social event: Dinner & Conversation in Downtown. Transportation from Physicum

Thursday, October 25

08.30 – 09.00 Morning coffee

09.00 – 10.00 D Höttecke: Teaching and Learning Science with HPS? An Analysis Curricular Perspective
10.00 – 10.30 K Juuti: Experienced Earth or Modelled Earth
10.30 – 11.00 S Majidi: How Upper Secondary Physics Teachers Represent their Strategies and Organization of Magnetic Flux Density and Ampère’s law?
11.00 – 11.30 A Macdonald: Issues of Conceptual Change in Working with Sustainability

11.30 – 13.00 Lunch Break

13.00 – 14.00 A Aduriz-Bravo: A Semantic Conception of Scientific Models for Didactics of Science
14.00 – 14.30 R Karam: The manifold character of physics’ mathematical nature: Analyzing didactical approaches

14.30 – 15.00 Coffee Break

Special Session, part A: Conceptual Change in Learning Science

15.00 – 16.00 H Strömdahl: On categorization of scientific terms
16.00 – 16.30 N Kyriakopoulou: Conceptual Change in Physical Science, Theory of Mind and Personal Epistemology: Implications for Science Instruction
16.30 – 17.00 J Bernhard: Material-Discursive-Practice and Historical Epistemology in Physics

17.00 – 18.30 POSTERS: Nord-IHPST & NorSEd. Refreshment available.

18.30 Conference Dinner in downtown. Transportation from Physicum.

Friday, October 26

08.30-09.00 Morning coffee

Special Session, part B: Conceptual Change in Learning Science

09.00 – 10.00 O Hallden & Å Larsson: Coherence and Contextualization in The Process of Conceptual Change
10.00 - 10.30 M Kesonen: Conceptual change as a Theoretical Framework for Explaining Students’ Difficulties in the Tutorial of Two Source Interference
10.30 – 11.00 Rusanen A-M: When the Models of Conceptual Change Explain

11.00 - 11.15 Coffee break

11.15 – 12.00 Panel discussion: Concepts, Conceptual Change, Context and Coherence. Discussants: Strömdahl, Hallden, Larsson, Rusanen, Koponen.

12.00 – 12.30 Final Remarks & Closing

After the Nord-IHPST meeting the participants have opportunity to attend on the public defence of thesis (M. Nousiainen, Physics Concept Maps: Analysis of Coherent Knowledge Structures in Physics Teacher Education. Examiner: Prof Aduriz-Bravo) on science education research. The defense is in lecture hall E204, Physicum, starting at 14.00 and expected to end about 17.00. More information provided later.