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ERIC Number: EJ861390
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
Finding Science in Students' Talk
Yeo, Jennifer
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v4 n4 p913-919 Dec 2009
What does it mean to understand science? This commentary extends Brown and Kloser's argument on the role of native language for science learning by exploring the meaning of understanding in school science and discusses the extent that science educators could tolerate adulterated forms of scientific knowledge. Taking the perspective of social semiotics, this commentary looks at the extent that school science can be represented with other discourse practices. It also offers an example to illustrate how everyday language can present potential hindrance to school science learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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