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ERIC Number: EJ892862
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
"Where Do You Think the Water Comes from?" Teacher-Pupil Dialogues about Water as an Environmental Phenomenon
Strang, Monica H.; Aberg-Bengtsson, Lisbeth
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v54 n4 p313-333 Aug 2010
This article presents results from a study of 36 pupils (8-10 years of age) in face-to-face conversations with their teachers about water as an environmental phenomenon based on a photograph of a rainforest. The teachers' rather vague goal was to have the pupils talk about the water cycle. The sessions were audio-recorded and analyzed with respect to: (1) scaffolding strategies used by the teachers, (2) possible implications of these strategies on the pupils' sense-making, and (3) what accounts of the water cycle as a school-science learning-content were made. Three different patterns of scaffolding strategies were found. Some pupils did not even come close to talking about the water cycle, whereas others arrived at a rather fragmented picture. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden