Search for dissertations about: "language of physics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 28 swedish dissertations containing the words language of physics.

  1. 1. Science, Language, and Literacy : Case Studies of Learning in Swedish University Physics

    Author : John Airey; Cedric Linder; Roger Säljö; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Physics; Learning; Higher education; Bilingualism; Language choice; Science education; Scientific literacy; Bilingual scientific literacy; Disciplinary discourse; Discourse imitation; Semiotics; Physics Education Research; Physics; Fysik; Physics with specialization in Physics Education; Fysik med inriktning mot fysikens didaktik; Science Education; Naturvetenskap med utbildningsvetenskaplig inriktning; Engelsk språkvetenskap; English; Fysik; Physics; Pedagogik och Utbildningsvetenskap; Pedagogics and Educational Sciences; Pedagogics; Pedagogik;

    Abstract : This thesis presents an investigation of undergraduate student learning with respect to physics lectures attended in English and Swedish. The work studies three connected areas: student learning patterns, bilingual scientific literacy and disciplinary discourse. READ MORE

  2. 2. Using a Social Semiotic Perspective to Inform the Teaching and Learning of Physics

    Author : Tobias Fredlund; Cedric Linder; David Wolfe; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Social semiotics; semiotic resources; physics education research; interactive engagement; disciplinary affordance; disciplinary-relevant aspects; patterns of disciplinary-relevant aspects; the Variation Theory of Learning; Physics with specialization in Physics Education; Fysik med inriktning mot fysikens didaktik;

    Abstract : This thesis examines meaning-making in three different areas of undergraduate physics: the refraction of light; electric circuits; and, electric potential and electric potential energy. In order to do this, a social semiotic perspective was constituted for the thesis to facilitate the analysis of meaning-making in terms of the semiotic resources that are typically used in the teaching and learning of physics. READ MORE

  3. 3. Sergius of Reshaina, Introduction to Aristotle and his Categories, Addressed to Philotheos : Syriac Text, with Introduction, Translation, and Commentary

    Author : Sami Aydin; Mats Eskhult; Witold Witakowski; Daniel King; Sebastian P. Brock; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES; Sergius of Reshaina; Sargīs of Rēšʿaynā; Aristotle; Categories; Physics; Syriac.;

    Abstract : There are two related texts extant in Syriac written by the physician and commentator Sergius of Reshaina (d. 536) about the philosophy of Aristotle. This book provides a critical edition and a facing English translation of the shorter of these texts. The edition is based on the single preserved manuscript of the text (Berlin, Petermann I 9). READ MORE

  4. 4. On the analytical engagement of social semiotics and variation theory in physics education research

    Author : Moa Eriksson; Nationellt Resurscentrum för Fysik; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Social semiotics; Variation theory; Relevance structure; Dimensions of variation; Semiotic resources; Fysicumarkivet A:2020:Eriksson;

    Abstract : In this licentiate thesis, I explore how two theoretical frameworks—social semiotics and the variation theory of learning—used in physics education research, can be fruitfully combined to obtain additional analytical tools for analysing student learning in introductory level university physics. Each theoretical framework has on their own, or together with other frameworks, been successfully applied for analysing both individual and collective learning, but the combination of the two has yet not been fully explored. READ MORE

  5. 5. Educational technology for visualisation in upper secondary physics education : The case of GeoGebra

    Author : Lorena Solvang; Jesper Haglund; Niklas Gericke; Ellen Karoline Henriksen; Karlstads universitet; []

    Abstract : In order to contribute to our understanding of how technologies can be used to visualise physical phenomena in order to support teaching and learning of the phenomena at hand, this licentiate thesis explores the ways in which visual representations created with GeoGebra can be used in upper-secondary physics education. In addition, this thesis provides a new model that can be used to characterise students’ representational competence. READ MORE