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ERIC Number: EJ817587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1571-0068
Two Dimensions of Student Ownership of Learning during Small-Group Work in Physics
Enghag, Margareta; Niedderer, Hans
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v6 n4 p629-653 Dec 2008
The theoretical framework "student ownership of learning" is developed both theoretically and with qualitative research. The metaphor "ownership" is related to the process towards meaning making and understanding and is seen as relevant especially to improve physics instruction. The dimension "group ownership of learning" refers to the groups' actions of choice and control of the management of the task; how the task is determined, performed and finally reported. The other dimension, the "individual student ownership of learning," refers to an individual student's own question/idea that comes from own experiences, interests or anomalies of understanding; an idea/question that comes back several times and leads to new insights. From literature and from our own data, we have developed categories for group and individual student ownership of learning, which were iteratively sharpened in order to identify ownership in the two dimensions. As a consequence, we argue for use of the framework student ownership of learning as a way to identify an optimal level of ownership for better learning and higher motivation in physics teaching.
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Language: English
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