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Hsu, Pei-Ling; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2014
Learning science interpreted in existing theoretical frameworks often means that students are assimilated, accommodated or enculturated from the entity of the vernacular world to the entity of the scientific world. However, there are some unsolved questions as to how students can best learn purely a new language or new knowledge of science. The…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Discourse Analysis, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Hsu, Pei-Ling – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2014
Ashraf Shady's paper provides a first-hand reflection on how a foreign teacher used cogens as culturally adaptive pedagogy to address cultural misalignments with students. In this paper, Shady drew on several cogen sessions to showcase his journey of using different forms of cogens with his students. To improve the quality of cogens, one…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Cooperation, Persuasive Discourse
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Hsu, Pei-Ling – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2012
I respond to Baron and Chen's article on creative cultural divergence, which they describe as the novel pedagogy of diverging from culturally generated educational expectations. Their article provides an analysis on how an experienced Taiwanese teacher drew on different forms of creative cultural divergence to facilitate students' critical…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Cultural Influences, Instruction, Expectation
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Hsu, Pei-Ling – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2010
This commentary dialogues with three articles that analyze the same database about science and religion discourse produced 17 years ago. Dialogues in these three articles and this commentary across space and time allow us to develop new and different understandings of the same database and situation. As part of this commentary, I discuss topics…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Persuasive Discourse, Databases, Religion