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ERIC Number: EJ945101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Classroom Talk, Conceptual Change and Teacher Reflection in Bilingual Science Teaching
Morton, Tom
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v28 n1 p101-110 Jan 2012
This article examines a science teacher's use of and reflections on classroom talk in teaching a unit on genetics on a bilingual education programme. Constructivist, sociocultural and discursive psychological perspectives on conceptual change and classroom talk are reviewed. Data are drawn from three sources: preactive interview, video-recording of classroom interaction, and video-based postactive reflections. Detailed analyses of transcripts show that even when the teacher oriented to the constructivist strategy of eliciting students' views, there were missed opportunities to use a more dialogic approach. Implications for teacher education of science teachers in first and second language contexts are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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