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ERIC Number: EJ797477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
Cultural Studies of Science Education: Sociocultural Theory--Its Use and Interpretation in New Zealand
Higgins, Joanna; McDonald, Geraldine
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v3 n2 p507-515 Jul 2008
In response to Stetsenko's [2008, "Cultural Studies of Science Education," 3] call for a more unified approach in sociocultural perspectives, this paper traces the origins of the use of sociocultural ideas in New Zealand from the 1970s to the present. Of those New Zealanders working from a sociocultural perspective who responded to our query most had encountered these ideas while overseas. More recently activity theory has been of interest and used in reports of work in early childhood, workplace change in the apple industry, and in-service teacher education. In all these projects the use of activity theory has been useful for understanding how the elements of a system can transform the activity. We end by agreeing with Stetsenko that there needs to be a more concerted approach by those working from a sociocultural perspective to recognise the contribution of others in the field.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand