ERIC Number: EJ1057912
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
"Science Isn't Just What We Learn in School": Interaction Rituals That Value Youth Voice in Out-of- School-Time Science
Gonsalves, Allison J.
Canadian Journal of Education, v37 n1 p185-208 2014
In this article, I explore what happens when digital media activities designed to stimulate science conversations are introduced to an out-of-school-time (OST) space usually reserved for talks about girls' issues. The goals of this study were to provide a space that values youth voice and creates positive emotional energy around science-related subjects. In this article, I identify episodes of interaction rituals that provoke positive emotional energy toward science among a group of adolescent girls in a community centre in a low-income urban neighbourhood. Results highlight moments when youth mobilize their funds of knowledge and demonstrate emotionally positive charged engagement with science. I then conclude with an exploration of the limitations of shifting ideas about what counts as "real science" and the implications for science teaching both in and out of the classroom.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Educational Technology, Interaction, Emotional Response, Adolescents, Females, Urban Areas, Low Income Groups, Learner Engagement, After School Programs, Science Interests, Student Attitudes, Video Technology, Community Programs, Youth Programs, Clubs, Story Telling, Student Interests, Knowledge Level, Interviews, Foreign Countries, Science Activities, Documentaries, Dialogs (Language), Ethnography, Semi Structured Interviews, Content Analysis
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