Seminar: The role of representations in science education

Being able to read and create a variety of multimodal representations (including verbal language, gestures, and a range of visual representations) is essential to participate in discourses involving science – for science specialists as well as for citizenship.

In the occasion of a visit of Dr. Bahadir Namdar, from Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, Turkey, the REDE project group invites to an open seminar on the role of representations in science education.

The presenters are

  • Bahadir Namdar from Recep Tayyip Erdogan University
  • Magdalena Kersting, Rolf Steier and Kenneth Silseth from the Department of Physics and Department of Education.
  • A group of presentations from the REDE project (Representation and participation in school science) at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research (ILS).

The seminar is open to all and we ask that you sign up by May 23rd (web form).


9.00 – 09.50 Using Social Network Analysis Approaches to Understand Socioscientific Argumentation in Representation-rich CSCL Environments.
Dr. Bahadir Namdar, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University

09:50 – 10.10 When a Sandwhich Becomes the Earth: Imagining with Improvised Representations
Magdalena Kersting, Department of Physics, Rolf Steier, Department of Education, Kenneth Silseth, Department of Education


Presentations by the REDE project group:

10.20 – 10.30 Using Representations to Learn about the Greenhouse Effect
Tobias Fredlund, Erik Knain, Anniken Furberg from ILS

10.40-10.50 Presentation of Master thesis
Silje Leifsen

10.50 – 11.10 Students’ Engagement with Representations in Science
Torunn Aanesland Strømme, Anniken Furberg, Erik Knain, Line Ingulfsen from ILS


11.20 – 11.40 Representations and Student Teachers’ Experience
Mai-Lill Suhr Lunde, Ketil Mathiassen, Marianne Ødegaard, Erik Knain from ILS

11.40 – 12.00 Students’ Argumentation on SSI – the Role of Representations
Erik Knain, Kari Beate Remmen, Tobias Fredlund from ILS

11.00 – 12.30 General discussion

Published May 14, 2018 4:08 PM - Last modified May 15, 2018 8:10 AM