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Gymnasieelevers relation till fysik: En kvalitativ studie berörande intresse, motivation och attityder inom fysikundervisningen
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013).
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Upper Secondary School Students' Relationship with Physics : A qualitative study regarding interest, motivation and attitudes within the physics education (English)
Abstract [en]

Research shows that students’ interest in physics has been reduced over the last decades, both nationally and internationally. The purpose of this study is to examine students’ relationship with physics and thus investigate how the physics education in upper secondary school could improve.

Qualitative interviews were used as research method. The results indicate that students find the physics courses interesting, and that they generally have a positive attitude towards the subject. Nevertheless, they find the education hard and stressful. Furthermore, the study shows that the teachers have a great impact on students’ interests and attitudes. The students have difficulties seeing the relevance of the course and they request more connections to their everyday life, new technology and society. The students appreciate associations to media and enjoy both observing and practicing experiments. The study indicates that stereotypical prejudices, such as social awkwardness, exist about people who are devoted to their studies. However, the informants consider it admirable to be successful within the area of physics. Having a profession related to physics is associated with high status, intelligence and a high income.

In conclusion, the education needs to be changed and adapted in order to stimulate students’ interests since students' interests and experiences have changed during the recent decades. Interest has an effect on motivation, and thus affects students' performance and future career choices.

Abstract [sv]

Forskning visar att elevers intresse för fysik har minskat de senaste decennierna, både nationellt och internationellt. Syftet med denna studie är att undersöka elevers relation till fysik och således undersöka hur fysikundervisningen i gymnasiet kan förändras.

Kvalitativa intervjuer användes som forskningsmetod. Resultatet indikerar att elever finner fysikkurserna intressanta och att de generellt har en positiv attityd till ämnet, men att de upplever undervisningen som svår och stressig. Ytterligare visar studien att läraren har en stor inverkan på elevernas intresse och attityder. Eleverna har svårigheter att se kursens relevans och de efterlyser mer kopplingar till vardag, ny teknik och samhälle. Eleverna uppskattar experiment, laborationer och kopplingar till media. Informanterna anser att det är beundransvärt att vara framgångsrik inom fysikområdet. Att ha ett fysikrelaterat yrke förknippas med hög status, intelligens och bra lön. I studien framgår det att det finns stereotypa fördomar, så som social tafatthet, kring personer som är hängivna sina studier.

Slutsatsen blir att undervisningen behöver förändras och anpassas för att kunna väcka elevers intresse då elevers intressen och erfarenheter har ändrats under de senaste decennierna. Intresset påverkar motivationen, därmed påverkas även elevers resultat och framtida yrkesval.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 51 p.
Keyword [sv]
Fysik, Didaktik, Intresse, Undervisning, Motivation, Physics, Didactics, Interests, Education, Motivation
National Category
Natural Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-35940OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-35940DiVA: diva2:809247
Subject / course
Physics
Educational program
Teacher education
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Available from: 2016-07-29 Created: 2015-04-30 Last updated: 2016-07-29Bibliographically approved

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