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ERIC Number: EJ1172907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Reframing Science Learning and Teaching: A Communities of Practice Approach
Sansone, Anna
Middle School Journal, v49 n2 p16-23 2018
Next Generation Science Standards encourage science instruction that offers not only opportunities for inquiry but also the diverse social and cognitive processes involved in scientific thinking and communication. This article gives an introduction to Lave and Wenger's (1991) communities of practice framework as a potential way of viewing students' role in science learning communities. It then discusses potential benefits of communities of practice for middle level learners in terms of motivation, identity, and academic outcomes and explains how technology and appropriate support can be used to build communities of practice at the middle school level.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A