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The role of representation in teaching and learning ideas about matter

Hubber, Peter 2010, The role of representation in teaching and learning ideas about matter, in ASERA 2010 : Proceedings of the 41st Australasian Science Education Research Association conference 2010, ASERA, [Port Stephens, N.S.W.], pp. 1-12.

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Title The role of representation in teaching and learning ideas about matter
Author(s) Hubber, Peter
Conference name Australasian Science Education Research Association. Conference (41st : 2010 : Port Stephens, New South Wales)
Conference location Port Stephens, New South Wales
Conference dates 30 Jun.- 3 Jul. 2010
Title of proceedings ASERA 2010 : Proceedings of the 41st Australasian Science Education Research Association conference 2010
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2010
Conference series Australasian Science Education Research Association Conference
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Publisher ASERA
Place of publication [Port Stephens, N.S.W.]
Keyword(s) Ideas in teaching
teachers
effectivesness
teacher pedagogy
representations in learning
Summary The research described in this paper is designed around the notion that learning involves the recognition and development of students’ representational resources. This paper describes a classroom sequence in Ideas about Matter that focuses on representations and their negotiation, and reports on the effectiveness of this perspective in guiding teaching, and in providing further insight into student learning. Classroom sequences involving two experienced teachers (2008, Year 8 students) and an inexperienced teacher (2010, Year 7 students) were videotaped using a combined focus on the teacher and groups of students. Video analysis software was used to code the variety of representations used teachers and students, and sequences of representational negotiation. The paper reports on the effect of this approach on teacher pedagogy and on student learning of Ideas about Matter. The paper will present data from video of classroom activities, students’ work samples, student and teacher interviews and pre and post-unit testing, to explore what a representational focus might entail in teaching Ideas about Matter, and the role of representations in learning and reasoning and exploring scientific ideas.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category E2.1 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
Copyright notice ©2010, ASERA
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30045208

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