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Roth, Wolff-Michael; Lawless, Daniel – Science Education, 2002
Argues that there are some fundamental, heretofore neglected, ways in which newcomers come to perceive and talk about natural phenomena. Explores the connection between worldmaking and how a hands-on science approach to science education facilitates the emerging communicative patterns. (Contains 60 references.) (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Culture, Elementary Secondary Education, Hands on Science
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Roth, Wolff-Michael; McGinn, Michelle K. – Science Education, 1997
Presents an alternative perspective that conceives of graphing as observable practices employed to achieve specific goals rather than as knowledge represented in students' minds. Highlights the nature of graphs as semiotic objects, rhetorical devices, and conscription devices. Illustrates the plausibility and fruitfulness of the new perspective in…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation