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Roth, Wolff-Michael; Jornet, Alfredo – Science Education, 2014
"Experience" is one of the most used terms in (science) education, and it is recognized as being related to learning (education). Yet "what" experience is and "how" it is related to learning and change remains untheorized. In this paper, we mainly draw on the work of J. Dewey and L. S. Vygotsky but also on M. Bakhtin…
Descriptors: Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Experience, Philosophy
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Roth, Wolff-Michael – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2014
In this study, I provide a microgenetic-historical account of learning in an informal setting: the conceptual change that occurred while a university-based scientific research laboratory investigated the absorption of light in rod-based photoreceptors of coho salmon, which the "dogma" had suggested to be related to the migration between…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Concept Formation, Science Laboratories, Ethnography
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Roth, Wolff-Michael – Curriculum Inquiry, 2013
In this article, I (1) argue for approaching processes, events-in-the-making, by means of process categories--to learn, to teach--not by means of categories that denote differences in state and (2) exemplify doing and writing research consistent with process philosophy. To understand process we must not think, research, and write them in terms of…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Theories, Geometry, Elementary School Mathematics
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Maheux, Jean-Francois; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Curriculum Inquiry, 2013
There is considerable agreement about the fact that the presence of researchers in the classroom mediates teaching and learning. Why "should" two very different forms of human activity, one designed to study the other, interact and mediate each other? In this article, we propose cultural-historical activity theory as a framework for understanding…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Educational Opportunities, Educational Researchers, Educational Environment
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Roth, Wolff-Michael – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2013
Constructivist epistemologies focus on ethics as a system of values in the mind--even when previously co-constructed in a social context--against which social agents compare the actions that they mentally plan before performing them. This approach is problematic, as it forces a wedge between thought and action, body and mind, universal and…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Ethics, Teaching Methods, Interpersonal Communication
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Roth, Wolff-Michael – Research in Science Education, 2013
General scientific literacy includes understanding the grounds on which scientific claims are based. The measurements scientists make and the data that they produce from them generally constitute these grounds. However, the nature of data generation has received relatively little attention from those interested in teaching science through inquiry.…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Ethnography, Decision Making Skills, Data
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Roth, Wolff-Michael – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2013
In much of science education research, the content of talk tends to be attributed to the persons who produce the sound-words in a speech situation. A radically different, sociological perspective on language-in-use grounded in Marxism derives from the work of L. S. Vygotsky and the members of the circle around M. M. Bakhtin. Accordingly, each word…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Language, Academic Discourse
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El Kadri, Michele Salles; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
Many teachers point to the theory-practice gap between university training and their school-based work. Coteaching in conjunction with cogenerative dialoguing as a means of teacher induction has been shown to overcome this gap. In this paper, we articulate teacher development in the praxis-centered (coteaching/cogenerative dialoguing) setting of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Improvement, Teacher Certification
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Roth, Wolff-Michael; Oliveri, Maria Elena; Sandilands, Debra Dallie; Lyons-Thomas, Juliette; Ercikan, Kadriye – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
Even if national and international assessments are designed to be comparable, subsequent psychometric analyses often reveal differential item functioning (DIF). Central to achieving comparability is to examine the presence of DIF, and if DIF is found, to investigate its sources to ensure differentially functioning items that do not lead to bias.…
Descriptors: Test Bias, Evaluation Methods, Protocol Analysis, Science Achievement
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Ritchie, Stephen M.; Tobin, Kenneth; Sandhu, Maryam; Sandhu, Satwant; Henderson, Senka; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2013
Teachers often have difficulty implementing inquiry-based activities, leading to the arousal of negative emotions. In this multicase study of beginning physics teachers in Australia, we were interested in the extent to which their expectations were realized and how their classroom experiences while implementing extended experimental investigations…
Descriptors: Physics, Emotional Response, Inquiry, Case Studies
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Hwang, SungWon; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2013
Lecturing is an important aspect of the culture of science education. Perhaps because of the negative associations constructivist educators make with lecturing, little research has been done concerning the generally invisible aspects of the (embodied, lived) "work" that is required. Traditional research on science lectures focuses on…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Grade 10
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Roth, Wolff-Michael – Dialogic Pedagogy, 2013
Vygotsky's social-psychological theory of human development and Bakhtin/Vološinov's theory of language and the dialogical nature of thought have received increasing interest in the educational research literature but tend to remain unrelated even where co-citation occurs. In this article, I first present a model that integrates the fundamentally…
Descriptors: Social Psychology, Philosophy, Individual Development, Social Theories
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Roth, Wolff-Michael – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2012
This text, occasioned by a critical reading of "Mathematics Education and Subjectivity" (Brown, "2011") and constituting a response to the book, aims at contributing to the building of (post-structuralist) theory in mathematics education. Its purpose was to re/write two major positions that "Mathematics Education and Subjectivity" articulates:…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Critical Reading, Reader Text Relationship, Theories
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Roth, Wolff-Michael – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2012
To learn means coming to know something new at the end of, or subsequent to, a (learning) process. Because students do not yet know at the beginning of the process what they will know subsequent to the process, they cannot actively orient towards the object of learning. In this article, I propose a phenomenological perspective that theorizes…
Descriptors: Learning, Phenomenology, Algebra, Elementary School Mathematics
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Roth, Wolff-Michael – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2012
Cultural-historical activity theory--with historical roots in dialectical materialism and the social psychology to which it has given rise--has experienced exponential growth in its acceptance by scholars interested in understanding knowing and learning writ large. In education, this theory has constituted something like a well kept secret that is…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Social Systems, Social Psychology, Mathematics
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