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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
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Roth, Wolff-Michael – Science Education, 1998
Investigates what two teachers learn from each other as they engage in the three-month coteaching of an engineering curriculum to Grades four and five. Provides direct and indirect evidence of teachers' knowledgability. Contains 34 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Elementary Education, Engineering Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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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
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Roth, Wolff-Michael – Science Education, 1993
Presents a teacher's reflection on his teaching using two different perspectives. The first perspective uses the cognitive apprenticeship metaphor as a tool for analyzing and understanding teaching. The second, a methodological perspective, uses conversational analysis to arrive at microanalytic descriptions and conceptualizations of teaching. (PR)
Descriptors: Action Research, Classroom Research, High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education
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Roth, Wolff-Michael – Science Education, 1994
Forty-six students enrolled in a high school physics course participated in a study designed to portray student views on, and understanding of, collaborative concept mapping. Students demonstrated a good understanding of concept maps and emphasized their usefulness as a learning tool. (56 references) (ZWH)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Concept Formation, Concept Mapping, Learning Strategies
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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
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