Can the Ambition with Individualize Pedagogy Limit the Children in Pre-school?
2014 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
At two Swedish universities critical perspectives on gender and science were integrated as part of preschool teacher science courses. In one assignment 45 preservice teachers described and reflected upon episodes in their pre-school placements where they judged gender to be of importance and impacted the children’s science and technology learning. Two main themes regarding the view of children were identified: (1) children have a stable core identity and should be supported to ‘be who they are’, or (2) children are a “jack-of-all-trades” with potential interests in a variety of subject matter topics and that these interests could be supported by teachers. We will discuss how the different themes may affect preservice teachers’ strategies to challenge children’s stereotypical gender patterns.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
gender, science teacher education, preschool teacher students
Gender Studies Other Natural Sciences Didactics
Research subject Curriculum Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-240417OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-240417DiVA: diva2:776495
American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, USA, April 3-7 2014
ProjectsChallenging science teacher education: Gender awareness in constructing knowledga of science and science teaching
FunderSwedish Research Council, 721-2010-5156