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ERIC Number: EJ759801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0091-732X
Chapter 1: Redefining Disciplinary Learning in Classroom Contexts
Ford, Michael J.; Forman, Ellice A.
Review of Research in Education, v30 n1 p1-32 2006
In this chapter, the authors aim to review recent, sociocultural studies of classroom-based research in science education in light of a sample of practice-based research within the field of science studies. They provide a framework for examining the discipline of science that can also be useful for assessing its impact on students. The framework for conceptualizing disciplinary learning in science is organized around three points from the science studies literature: (1) Social aspect of scientific practice; (2) Material aspect of scientific practice; and (3) Practice as an interplay of Roles. They also provide a historical overview and conceptual review of the "practice turns" in two fields: in the psychology of learning and in science studies. They also summarize some recent work in science studies along the lines of the three points and apply their understanding of these issues to a small sample of the literature on learning in science classrooms to illustrate the value of this approach. In their conclusion, the authors speculate about the ways a "grasp of practice" might serve as a disciplinary resource for students, in contrast to the more familiar notion of "transfer." (Contains 1 table and 10 notes.)
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Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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