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Hsu, Pei-Ling; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Science Education, 2009
Apprenticeship and the associated support mechanism of scaffolding have received considerable interest by educational researchers as ways of inducting students into science. Most studies treat scaffolding as a one-way process, where the expert supports the development of the novice. However, if social processes generally and conversations…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Discourse Analysis, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Internship Programs
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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