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The development of technology as subject matter in Swedish compulsary school

PhD project Technology has been an obligatory subject in the Swedish compulsory school since the beginning of the eighties. During this time there has been problems with establishing a common subject content.

A recent report from the Swedish Schools Inspectorate describes to problem as especially pronounced regarding knowledge about the development of technology in the later years of the compulsory school.

Head of project

Markus Stoor
Doctoral student
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Project overview

Project period:

Start date: 2016-09-01

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Science and Mathematics Education, Umeå School of Education

Project description

My thesis shall contribute with perspective on this problem. The preliminary plan is to do substudies describing how the theories of the subject area are described in research literature, to what extent these theories inform educational materials in technology, the knowledge of technology teachers, how technology teachers structure their teaching time in subject areas and a teaching trial with the ambition to contribute with knowledge about explicit teaching of some of the subject matter theories.