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International Journal of Science Education
written by Wolff-Michael Roth, Keith Lucas, and Campbell McRobbie
The investigations reported in this article are part of a larger study concerned with understanding learning as it emerges from the enacted curriculum which in itself is mediated by: students' views of the nature of science, beliefs about learning, views of laboratory learning environments; teacher's beliefs about knowing and learning science and knowledge of student ideas about content. In this article, the results of two studies of students' discourse about rotation phenomena are presented with a particular focus on the consistency of this talk across different phenomena. Study 1 presents an inventory of students' observational and theoretical descriptions after they had been taught rotational motion during the previous school year; it simultaneously constitutes an inventory of students' knowing before another physics unit that presupposed knowledge of the first instructional cycle. Study 2 reports on the same students' discourse after a four-week unit on the dynamics of rotational motion. The results of Study 1 indicate that in spite of prior instruction, students' observational and theoretical descriptions of rotational phenomena were different from scientific canon and inconsistent within and across contexts. Study 2 further underscores the variations in student discourse about rotational motion within and across context and the differences with canonical discourse. More importantly, it illustrates that only a minority of students provided adequate observational and theoretical descriptions about the dynamics of rotational motion.
International Journal of Science Education: Volume 23, Issue 2, Pages 151-179
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© 2001 Taylor & Francis Group
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10.1080/09500690117824
Keywords:
Classroom Communication, Discourse Modes, Motion, Science Education, Secondary Education
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Metadata instance created July 14, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
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November 23, 2005 by Vince Kuo
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W. Roth, K. Lucas, and C. McRobbie, Int. J. Sci. Educ. 23 (2), 151 (2001), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09500690117824).
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W. Roth, K. Lucas, and C. McRobbie, Students' talk about rotational motion within and across contexts, and implications for future learning, Int. J. Sci. Educ. 23 (2), 151 (2001), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09500690117824>.
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Roth, W., Lucas, K., & McRobbie, C. (2001, February 1). Students' talk about rotational motion within and across contexts, and implications for future learning. Int. J. Sci. Educ., 23(2), 151-179. Retrieved November 23, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09500690117824
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Roth, W, K. Lucas, and C. McRobbie. "Students' talk about rotational motion within and across contexts, and implications for future learning." Int. J. Sci. Educ. 23, no. 2, (February 1, 2001): 151-179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09500690117824 (accessed 23 November 2014).
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Roth, Wolff-Michael, Keith Lucas, and Campbell McRobbie. "Students' talk about rotational motion within and across contexts, and implications for future learning." Int. J. Sci. Educ. 23.2 (2001): 151-179. 23 Nov. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09500690117824>.
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