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ERIC Number: EJ622164
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0950-0693
Actions and Discourses for Transformative Understanding in a Middle School Science Class.
Ritchie, Stephen M.; Tobin, Kenneth
International Journal of Science Education, v23 n3 p283-99 Mar 2001
Observes an eighth grade science class in two overlapping perspectives: an action orientation and a discourse orientation. Reports that the teacher's actions encouraged univocal discourse between students and their reproductive understanding of scientific concepts. Concludes that before a class can become more like a scientific discourse community, teachers need to promote dialogic discourse and transformative understanding. (Contains 40 references.) (Author/YDS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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