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ERIC Number: EJ1137426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8326
Ambitious Teachers' Design and Use of Classrooms as a Place of Science
Stroupe, David
Science Education, v101 n3 p458-485 May 2017
This multicase study examines how three teachers enacting ambitious instruction purposefully designed and used their classroom as a "place of science" in which students participated in disciplinary practices. A place of science is a location that shapes the norms, values, and history of disciplinary practices. Each participant's classroom promoted unique forms of science, yet the participants' enactment of ambitious instruction produced a common use of classrooms--science became a public practice in which an anchoring phenomenon was puzzled over, modeled, and explained over time. The results of this study have two implications for science educators. First, a teacher's pedagogical preparation and science background shape how they design classrooms as a place of science. Second, though each teacher enacted ambitious instruction, they used classrooms to promote different forms of science.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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