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ERIC Number: EJ919918
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1740-2875
Questioning Profiles in Secondary Science Classrooms
Almeida, Patricia; de Souza, Francisle Neri
International Journal of Learning and Change, v4 n3 p237-251 2010
In this paper, we are concerned with the role of both teachers and students' questioning in classroom interaction. Bearing in mind that the current guidelines point out to student centred teaching, our aim is to analyse and characterise the questioning patterns of contemporary secondary science classes and compare them to the questioning profiles found some decades ago, when teacher-centred strategies were prevalent. Data was collected by audio recording one class for each teacher (two chemistry and physics teachers participated in this study) and by interviewing each one. The overall results suggest that both teachers and students questioning profiles are similar to the ones reported in the literature along the last decades and, ultimately, not promoting the desirable students' active learning. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Grade 9; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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