Anna Vikström
Luleå University of Technology
Publications 12
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to add to the discussion about practitioner research in schools – by addressing mechanisms and systematic strategies based on theory in a research model, which ...
#1Cathrine Norberg (Luleå University of Technology)H-Index: 3
#2Anna Vikström (Luleå University of Technology)H-Index: 5
Last.Emma Palola Kirby (Luleå University of Technology)
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Studies on vocabulary learning have provided valuable knowledge of what it means to know a word and how people learn. Few studies have focused on what students’ understanding of word knowledge and vocabulary acquisition can contribute with in a language-learning context. Considering the vital importance of vocabulary in language learning, this study explores students’ experiences of word knowledge and vocabulary learning with a point of departure in phenomenographic research. By interviewing a g...
#1Anna VikströmH-Index: 5
#2Angelika KullbergH-Index: 8
Last.Ulla Runesson KempeH-Index: 2
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In this paper, we address the question if teachers’ collaborative research can produce practice- based knowledge relevant beyond the borders of the local school context. It has been argued that tea ...
#1Angelika Kullberg (University of Gothenburg)H-Index: 8
#2Ulla Runesson (University of the Witwatersrand)H-Index: 11
Last.Johan Häggström (University of Gothenburg)H-Index: 2
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Twelve lower secondary schoolteachers in mathematics and science were asked to teach a topic of their choice during a lesson that was video-recorded. We were able to analyse 10 of the cases and we ...
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#1Pernilla Nilsson (Halmstad University)H-Index: 9
#2Anna Vikström (Luleå University of Technology)H-Index: 5
One way for teachers to develop their professional knowledge, which also focuses on specific science content and the ways students learn, is through being involved in researching their own practice. The aim of this study was to examine how science teachers changed (or not) their professional knowledge of teaching after inquiring into their own teaching in learning studies. The data used in this article consisted of interviews and video-recorded lessons from the six teachers before the project (P...
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#1Anna Vikström (Luleå University of Technology)H-Index: 5
The concept of matter, especially its particulate nature, is acknowledged as being one of the key concept areas in learning science. Within the framework of learning studies and variation theory, and with results from science education research as a starting point, six lower secondary school science teachers tried to enhance students’ learning by exploring what must be learnt in order to understand the concept in specific way. It was found that variation theory was a useful guiding principle whe...
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#1Angelika KullbergH-Index: 8
Last.Anna VikströmH-Index: 5
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#1Anna Vikström (Luleå University of Technology)H-Index: 5
#2Anna BillströmH-Index: 1
Last.Peter RydströmH-Index: 1
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe the collective exploration, process and knowledge production made in a learning study about solution chemistry.Design/methodology/approach – Secondary school teachers conducted a learning study with variation theory as a guiding principle, supervised by a researcher. The relationship between teaching and learning was analyzed and evaluated in a learning study cycle of three lessons.Findings – Critical aspects when teaching solution chemistry wer...
7 CitationsSource
#1Anna Vikström (Luleå University of Technology)H-Index: 5
#2Mats Westerberg (Luleå University of Technology)H-Index: 11
Successful succession in small family firms may be a key to sustainability for the individual firm but also to regional growth. This paper examines how leadership succession factors associated to attitudes, norms and perceived behavioural control of leading actors in a small family firm can be related to how well the succession process works and to the firm's post-transition performance. We structure factors pointed out in earlier studies according to Ajzen's theory of planned behaviour (TpB) wh...
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#1Anna Vikström (Luleå University of Technology)H-Index: 5
Within the framework of variation theory, 7- to 12-year-old students’ ways of understanding cellular respiration and photosynthesis were investigated against the background of their teachers’ teaching. Eighteen students were selected by the teachers and interviewed by the researcher. Lessons were observed and video recorded, and stimulated-recall interviews with the teachers were conducted. The students’ understanding of the function of oxygen and sugar in plants was described in four categories...
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