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written by Jennifer Richards, Luke Conlin, Ayush Gupta, and Andrew Elby
In this paper, we present the case of Estevan, an eighth-grader from Honduras whose interest in science lies primarily at the intersection of personal epistemology and identity. Drawing on video data from classroom interactions as well as interviews with Estevan and his teacher, Ms. K, we show how Estevan's passionate engagement in sense-making about the seasons arose from an alignment between his epistemological stance that science involves figuring things out for yourself and his enacted identity as someone who faces challenges head-on. We use Estevan's case to highlight the importance of remaining open to the multiplicity of connections that might exist between interest in science and students' identities and to motivate looking deeper into such issues before prescribing how to engage students in science.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 334-337
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Education - Basic Research
- Student Characteristics
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= Research study
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© 2012 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.4789720
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0831970
PACSs:
01.40.-d
01.40.eg
01.40.Fk
Keywords:
Epistemology, PERC 2012, case study
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J. Richards, L. Conlin, A. Gupta, and A. Elby, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12847&DocID=3379).
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J. Richards, L. Conlin, A. Gupta, and A. Elby, Coupling epistemology and identity in explaining student interest in science presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12847&DocID=3379>.
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Richards, J., Conlin, L., Gupta, A., & Elby, A. (2012, August 1-2). Coupling epistemology and identity in explaining student interest in science. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved August 30, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12847&DocID=3379
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Richards, J, L. Conlin, A. Gupta, and A. Elby. "Coupling epistemology and identity in explaining student interest in science." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12847&DocID=3379 (accessed 30 August 2014).
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Richards, Jennifer, Luke Conlin, Ayush Gupta, and Andrew Elby. "Coupling epistemology and identity in explaining student interest in science." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 334-337 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 30 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12847&DocID=3379>.
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