ERIC Number: ED423140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Parent-Child Interaction in Science Problem Solving: Facilitating Semiotic Uptake.
Zady, Madelon F.; Portes, Pedro R.; Castillo, Kent Del
This paper reports on a study that consists of the analysis of the discourse of mother-child dyads (N=32) as they interacted during the performance of three science activities that increased in difficulty. Partial dialogues of three high achieving dyads during the solution of the task are presented and examined for evidence of semiotic uptake. The Zones of Proximinal Development (ZPD) of both the mother and the child are exposed in the action sequences as they construct a solution to the problem. The study provides a way to capture the mediational tools inherent in social speech which, when made available in a timely fashion, seem to invite the child's own transformation or appropriation. (Contains 25 references.) (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, March 24-27, 1997).