ERIC Number: EJ925078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
Representing Science through Historical Drama: "Lord Kelvin and the Age of the Earth Debate"
Begoray, Deborah L.; Stinner, Arthur
Science & Education, v14 n3-5 p457-471 Jul 2005
This paper presents a defense for the use of historical scripted conversations in science. We discuss drama's use of both expository and narrative text forms to expand the language forms available for a variety of learners, the use of scripted conversations as a defensible curriculum design to foster learning in general and science in particular, and the expansion of literate practices to include dramatic arts. Throughout our discussion, we refer to Author 2 and Teichmann's scripted conversation "Lord Kelvin and the Age of the Earth Debate" (2003).
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Drama, Science History, Science Education, Science Instruction, Dramatics
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