ERIC Number: EJ1226666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Understanding Social Bonds during Science Inquiry Using V-Note Software
Bellocchi, Alberto; Davis, James P.; Olson, Rebecca E.; Appanna, Subhashni D.
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v14 n3 p769-796 Sep 2019
Amy Goods's software review article "V-Note: A video analysis tool for teacher | researchers" stimulated our interest in adopting this software to understand social bonding dynamics in a group of 10th-grade science students' during a science inquiry project. Three of us employed V-Note to analyze two video files for the same lesson in which the student group completed an inquiry about the effects of mass on speed using a marble and ramp. Subhashni provides her perspective as teacher | researcher, James offers an analysis as an independent researcher, and Alberto is the classroom researcher who designed a larger project investigating the interplay of social bonds with science learning of which this study is a part. Alberto also drew upon a more extensive set of data sources including social bond diaries completed by students, and reflective dialogs with the class. Rebecca interprets the three video analyses, as an independent researcher who did not access the video data. Our independent analyses and additional data sources produce diverse understandings about the impact of shifting social bond status on science learning and science inquiry. Outcomes include differentiation between social bonds and social roles adopted by students during the inquiry. Data analyses also reveal the researchers's different ontologies and epistemologies. We also showcase V-Note's capabilities, affordances, and constraints for social inquiry. Implications for further research on social bonds in science education are presented.
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Grade 10, Science Instruction, Inquiry, Scientific Concepts, Secondary School Science, Group Dynamics, Interpersonal Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 10; High Schools; Secondary Education
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