Representing and learning in science

Prain, Vaughan and Tytler, Russell 2013, Representing and learning in science, in Constructing representations to learn science, Sense Publications, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, pp.1-14.

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Title Representing and learning in science
Author(s) Prain, Vaughan
Tytler, Russell
Title of book Constructing representations to learn science
Editor(s) Tytler, Russell
Prain, Vaughan
Hubber, Peter
Waldrip, Bruce
Publication date 2013
Chapter number 1
Total chapters 12
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Publisher Sense Publications
Place of Publication Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Keyword(s) learning in science
representation and learning
school science pedagogy
Summary In this book we argue for an approach to representational work in school science learning and teaching that engages participants, is epistemologically sound, aligns with knowledge-building practices in the discipline, and draws on extensive classroom study. We review in this chapter current research agendas around student representational work in science learning, including the assumptions, rationale and research practices of these agendas. We do this (a) to clarify precisely what we see as the diversity of current mainstream thinking and practices around representational activity, and (b) to articulate what is distinctive about our own contribution, noting the traditions, influences and prior research we draw on. We begin by noting the current dominant role of image generation and analysis in much contemporary science, and its implications for science in schools.
ISBN 9462092028
Language eng
Field of Research 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
130309 Learning Sciences
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
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