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Jornet, Alfredo; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Science Education, 2015
The aim of this study is to advance current understanding of the transactional processes that characterize students' sense-making practices when they are confronted with multiple representations of scientific phenomena. Data for the study are derived from a design experiment that involves a technology-rich, inquiry-based sequence of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Concept Formation
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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 – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2013
In much of science education research, the content of talk tends to be attributed to the persons who produce the sound-words in a speech situation. A radically different, sociological perspective on language-in-use grounded in Marxism derives from the work of L. S. Vygotsky and the members of the circle around M. M. Bakhtin. Accordingly, each word…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Language, Academic Discourse
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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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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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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