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ERIC Number: EJ1048803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Teacher Orchestration of Multimodal Resources to Support the Construction of an Explanation in a Year 4 Astronomy Topic
Hackling, Mark; Murcia, Karen; Ibrahim-Didi, Khadeeja
Teaching Science, v59 n1 7-15 Mar 2013
Video-based classroom research is opening-up exciting new insights into how teachers generate productive opportunities for student engagement in quality learning. This research reveals the extent to which effective teachers draw on a range of multimodal representations of science phenomena and learners must use these as semiotic resources for learning. This case study of a Year 4 class studying an introductory astronomy unit offers insights into a teacher's orchestration of a range of multimodal representations to support the co-construction of an explanation for a science phenomenon.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia