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Soysal, Yilmaz – Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
This study intended to explore elementary and middle school science teachers' metadiscourse moves (MDMs) in Vygotskian perspective. MDMs indicates teacher-led attempts to cognitively engage students in classroom's verbal occurrences. Participants of the study were 71 fifth, sixth, and seventh-grade students and their science teachers (two females,…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Science Teachers, Classroom Communication, Discourse Analysis
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Volkwyn, T. S.; Airey, J.; Gregorcic, B.; Linder, C. – Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
A social semiotic lens is used to characterise aspects of representational competence for a discipline such as physics, to provide science teachers with a practical suggestion about how student learning might be organised to develop representational competence. We suggest that representational competence for some areas of science can be…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Science Teachers, Competence
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Yeo, Jennifer; Wong, Wai Lit; Tan, Daniel K. C.; Ong, Yann Shiou; Delserieys Pedregosa, Alice – Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
Science teachers often use visual images to help students visualise the abstract concepts of science. Yet, they may not support students in making sense of these visual representations, wrongly assuming that the students can intuitively do it on their own. Pre- and in-service teacher professional development programmes also seldom explicitly teach…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation, Teaching Methods
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Soysal, Yilmaz – Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
This study presents an in-depth exploration of the types of discursive functions of teacher questioning and the potential cognitive correspondences embedded in the questioning. The participants were a science teacher and his class of 26 sixth-grade students who were engaged in an immersion science inquiry activity. The major data source was a…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Questioning Techniques
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Tay, Lee Yong; Melwani, Mohamed; Ong, Jemuel Liangyu; Ng, Ken Renjie – Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This case study presents how teachers from an elementary school in Singapore design learning for their students, leveraging on the use of information and communications technology (ICT). The school in this case study is one of the eight future schools in Singapore under the FutureSchools@Singapore programme. The school provides one-to-one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Instructional Design, Information Technology
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Rutten, Nico; van Joolingen, Wouter R.; van der Veen, Jan T. – Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
Going beyond simply measuring the effectiveness of a teaching approach with computer simulations during whole-class science instruction, we investigated the interaction between teachers and their students as well as searched for mechanisms in the pedagogical context related to teachers' implementation of the intervention. Our quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Intervention, Computer Simulation, Class Activities