Popular science abstract

The ability to cope with risks, both at the level of an individual and of the society is an important element of our scientific education. The purpose of the project is to generate knowledge about how science teaching can support the development of high-school students’ competency in making decisions based on informed risk assessment in societal issues involving exposure to threats associated with modern technologies, such as ionizing radiation from nuclear power plants, electromagnetic fields from wireless tele-communication or the rapidly growing knowledge in biotechnology. This is accomplished through a close collaboration between researchers and practicing teachers, in which principles and tools for teaching are successively generated, tested, and refined.


Karim Mikael Hamza (PI), Institutionen för matematikämnets och naturvetenskapsämnenas didaktik, MND, Stockholms universitet
Margareta Enghag, Institutionen för matematikämnets och naturvetenskapsämnenas didaktik, MND, Stockholms universitet
Iann Lundegård, Institutionen för matematikämnets och naturvetenskapsämnenas didaktik, MND, Stockholms universitet
Andrzej Wojcik, Centrum för strålskyddsforskning, Institutionen för molekylär biovetenskap – Wennergrens institut (MBW), Stockholms universitet
Linda Schenk, Skolan för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnad, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan
Leena Arvanitis, Leg. Gymnasielärare, Blackebergs gymnasium, Stockholms stad
Karin Haglund, Leg. Gymnasielärare, Tumba gymnasium, Botkyrka kommun