Building a professional identity: a comparative study of physics teacher training in four countries

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Swedish Research Council - Vetenskapsrådet (VR)


Goal: This project compares the affordances and constraints for physics teachers’ professional identity building across four countries (Sweden, Finland, Singapore, UK).

Research questions:

What discourse models are enacted in the educational environments trainee physics teachers meet?

What are the potential affordances and constraints of these discourse models for the constitution of physics teacher professional identities?

In what ways do perceptions of the status assigned by society to the teaching profession potentially affect this professional identity building?

What are the potential consequences of the answers to the above questions for the view of science communicated to pupils in school?

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