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Ercikan, Kadriye; Roth, Wolff-Michael; Asil, Mustafa – Teachers College Record, 2015
Background/Context: Two key uses of international assessments of achievement have been (a) comparing country performances for identifying the countries with the best education systems and (2) generating insights about effective policy and practice strategies that are associated with higher learning outcomes. Do country rankings really reflect the…
Descriptors: Inferences, International Education, International Studies, Case Studies
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Roth, Wolff-Michael – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2014
Over the past two decades, science educators increasingly have become interested in the role of language in the learning of science and have drawn on the work of Bakhtin, among others, for understanding the dialogical nature of knowledge in a sociocultural framework. However, the nature of language and its relation to thinking have not…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Language Role
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Roth, Wolff-Michael; Friesen, Norm – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2014
In recent years, school science has been the target of increasing critique for two reasons. On the one hand, it is said to enforce "epic" images of science that celebrate the heroes and heroic deeds that established the scientific canon and its methods and thereby falsifies the history and nature of science. On the other hand, the…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Science Instruction, Educational History, Biology
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Roth, Wolff-Michael; Hsu, Pei-Ling – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2014
In the literature on the situated and distributed nature of cognition, the coordination of spatial organization and the structure of human practices and relations is accepted as a fact. To date, science educators have yet to build on such research. Drawing on an ethnographic study of high school students during an internship in a scientific…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Ethnography, High School Students, Secondary School Science
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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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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; Van Eijck, Michiel – Science Education, 2010
Challenged by a National Science Foundation-funded conference, 2020 Vision: The Next Generation of STEM Learning Research, in which participants were asked to recognize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning as lifelong, life-wide, and life-deep, we draw upon 20 years of research across the lifespan to propose a new way…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Literature Reviews, Science Education, Technology Education
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Roth, Wolff-Michael – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2010
In and with this text, I introduce the Forum that centers around a series of essays written by a high school student and an interview with his teacher all collected as part of a larger study about students' discourses with respect to (nature of) science, learning, and knowing. I provide a brief review of the original findings, which had been…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, High School Students, Interviews
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Roth, Wolff-Michael – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2010
There are some who experience irreconcilable differences between their religious beliefs concerning a world created as is, on the one hand, and a scientific view of the world that has developed by means of natural evolution over billions of years, on the other hand. In this special issue, scholars from very different religions, backgrounds, and…
Descriptors: Evolution, Student Attitudes, Religion, Sciences
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Hsu, Pei-Ling; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Research in Science Education, 2010
Science educators often suggest that students should learn science in ways and settings that bear family resemblance with "the real thing." Internship in science laboratories constitutes one such way in which students may learn science and learn about science. However, very little is known about "how" participants experience a…
Descriptors: High Schools, Science Laboratories, Scientists, High School Students
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Hsu, Pei-Ling; van Eijck, Michiel; Roth, Wolff-Michael – International Journal of Science Education, 2010
Working at scientists' elbows is one suggestion that educators make to improve science education, because such "authentic experiences" provide students with various types of science knowledge. However, there is an ongoing debate in the literature about the assumption that authentic science activities can enhance students' understandings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Job Shadowing, Informal Education
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van Eijck, Michiel; Hsu, Pei-Ling; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Science Education, 2009
In the science education research literature, it often appears to be assumed that students "possess" more or less stable "images of science" that directly correspond to their experiences with scientific practice in science curricula. From cultural-historical and sociocultural perspectives, this assumption is problematic because scientific…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Biology, Literature, Science Education
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Hsu, Pei-Ling; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Science Education, 2009
Apprenticeship and the associated support mechanism of scaffolding have received considerable interest by educational researchers as ways of inducting students into science. Most studies treat scaffolding as a one-way process, where the expert supports the development of the novice. However, if social processes generally and conversations…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Discourse Analysis, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Internship Programs
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Hsu, Pei-Ling; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Research in Science Education, 2009
Most academic science educators encourage teachers to provide their students with access to more authentic science activities. What can and do teachers say to increase students' interests in participating in opportunities to do real science? What are the discursive "resources" they draw on to introduce authentic science to students? The purpose of…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Student Interests, Discourse Analysis, Biology
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