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ERIC Number: EJ1121579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
Co-Constructing Cultural Landscapes for Disciplinary Learning in and out of School: The Next Generation Science Standards and Learning Progressions in Action
Córdova, Ralph A.; Balcerzak, Phyllis
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v11 n4 p1223-1242 Dec 2016
The authors of this study are teacher-researchers, the first is a university researcher and former third and fourth grade teacher, while the second author is a university-based science educator. They report findings from a community-based study that Ralph, the first author, and his students conducted across two academic years (2001-2003) in order to illustrate the ways in which the next generation science standards and learning progressions can be appropriated as social-constructed practices inside and outside of school. The authors argue that what constitutes science learning in school is not a "state of grace" dictated by standards. Rather, becoming a scientist within a community of learners is a cultural phenomenon that teachers and students co-construct and as such teachers can approach the next generation science standards and learning progressions as opportunities to create intentional, disciplinary practice-based learning communities inside and outside of school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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