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written by Shelly N. Belleau and Valerie K. Otero
We compared contextual characteristics that impacted the nature and substance of "summarizing discussions" in a physics and a chemistry classroom in an Hispanic-serving urban high school. Specifically, we evaluated structural components of curricula and classrooms necessary to develop a culture of critical inquiry. Using the Physics and Everyday Thinking (PET) curriculum in the physics course, we found that students demonstrated critical thinking, critical evaluation, and used laboratory evidence to support ideas in whole-class summarizing discussions. We then implemented a model similar to PET in the chemistry course. However, chemistry students' statements lacked evidence, opposition and critical evaluation, and required greater teacher facilitation. We hypothesize that the designed laboratories and the research basis of PET influenced the extent to which physics students verbalized substantive scientific thought, authentic appeals to evidence, and a sense of empowerment to participate in the classroom scientific community.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 11-14
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Curriculum Development
= Laboratory
- Instructional Material Design
= Activity
- Pedagogy
= Instructional Issues
Education - Basic Research
- Communication
- Sample Population
= Background: English as a Second Language
= Race: Latino
= Setting: Urban
Other Sciences
- Chemistry
- Reference Material
= Article
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© 2012 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.4789639
PACSs:
01.40.G-
01.40.-d
01.55.+b
01.40.Ha
Keywords:
Active Chemistry, ChemTalk, PERC 2012, PET, Physics and Everyday Thinking
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S. Belleau and V. Otero, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12926&DocID=3514).
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S. Belleau and V. Otero, Critical Classroom Structures for Empowering Students to Participate in Science Discourse presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12926&DocID=3514>.
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Belleau, S., & Otero, V. (2012, August 1-2). Critical Classroom Structures for Empowering Students to Participate in Science Discourse. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved September 1, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12926&DocID=3514
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Belleau, Shelly, and Valerie Otero. "Critical Classroom Structures for Empowering Students to Participate in Science Discourse." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12926&DocID=3514 (accessed 1 September 2014).
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Belleau, Shelly, and Valerie Otero. "Critical Classroom Structures for Empowering Students to Participate in Science Discourse." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 11-14 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 1 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12926&DocID=3514>.
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