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Analyzing discourse and identity in physics education: Methodological considerations
written by Anders Johansson
Physics Education Research has for a long time primarily been concerned with helping students to learn physics and to "think like a physicist." This paper explores the emerging subfield where students' identity development is analyzed to examine processes of "becoming a physicist" in a wider sense. Drawing on sociocultural theories and methodologies, and specifically analyzing identity and discourse, I focus on what happens when students with differing outlooks on physics encounter advanced physics courses. A discourse analytical framework allows one to inquire into the messages about "who one should be as a physicist" communicated to students during courses. This enables a discussion of what physicist identities are made possible for physics students. In this way, a discourse perspective can be one way of analyzing identities in physics without taking the norms of the discipline for granted.
Physics Education Research Conference 2016
Part of the PER Conference series
Sacramento, CA: July 20-21, 2016
Pages 180-183
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Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
= Cognition Development
- Student Characteristics
= Affect
- Upper Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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A. Johansson, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, 2016, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14224&DocID=4578).
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A. Johansson, Analyzing discourse and identity in physics education: Methodological considerations, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, 2016, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14224&DocID=4578>.
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Johansson, A. (2016, July 20-21). Analyzing discourse and identity in physics education: Methodological considerations. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA. Retrieved December 12, 2019, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14224&DocID=4578
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Johansson, Anders. "Analyzing discourse and identity in physics education: Methodological considerations." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, July 20-21, 2016. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14224&DocID=4578 (accessed 12 December 2019).
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Johansson, Anders. "Analyzing discourse and identity in physics education: Methodological considerations." Physics Education Research Conference 2016. Sacramento, CA: 2016. 180-183 of PER Conference. 12 Dec. 2019 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14224&DocID=4578>.
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