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The Social Construction of Scientific Concepts or the Concept Map as Conscription Device and Tool for Social Thinking in High School Science.
Roth, Wolff-Michael; Roychoudhury, Anita – Science Education, 1992
Describes the practice of concept mapping, the student-student and student-teacher interactions, and cognitive activity occurring in participants. Authors conclude that concept mapping is an excellent activity that allows students to engage in extended science discourse. The maps provide students with a means to learn the language patterns of…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Concept Mapping, Discourse Analysis, Educational Research
Inventors, Copycats, and Everyone Else: The Emergence of Shared Resources and Practices As Defining Aspects of Classroom Communities.
Roth, Wolff-Michael – Science Education, 1995
Conducted an ethnography to evaluate the usefulness of the notion of community of practice in classroom settings. Documents how collectively available knowledge of a classroom community was transformed as resources and practices were adopted by more and more members. Discusses implications for the organization of classroom environments that…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education