Didactic Transposition: From theoretical notion to research programme

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The term didactic transposition refers to the deconstruction and reconstruction of science knowledge, values or practices in order to make them teachable. In this paper, I present the theoretical framework that has grown around this notion. I use examples from different levels of science education and different subjects to illustrate how science is transformed in any teaching undertaking, and how that transformation influences the way science is experienced and appropriated by learners. The chosen examples also illustrate the development of the notion of didactic transposition from a descriptive framework to the more normative construct of today (the Anthropological Theory of Didactics or ATD), where it converges with other comparable frameworks, e.g. the Model of Educational Reconstruction.
Translated title of the contributionDidaktisk Transposition: Fra teori til forskningsprogram
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2014
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventESERA: Summerschool - Tyrkiet, Neveshir, Tyrkiet, Denmark
Duration: 24 Aug 201429 Aug 2014


CityNeveshir, Tyrkiet

Bibliographical note

Paper presented at the biannual ESERA (European Science Education Research Association) doctoral summer school August 25-29 in Kappadokya, Turkey.

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