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Representing and learning in science

Prain, Vaughan and Tytler, Russell 2013, Representing and learning in scienceConstructing representations to learn in science, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netharlands, pp.1-14, doi: 10.1007/978-94-6209-203-7_1.

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Title Representing and learning in science
Author(s) Prain, VaughanORCID iD for Prain, Vaughan orcid.org/0000-0001-5832-4727
Tytler, RussellORCID iD for Tytler, Russell orcid.org/0000-0003-0161-7240
Title of book Constructing representations to learn in science
Publication date 2013
Chapter number 1
Total chapters 12
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Publisher Sense Publishers
Place of Publication Rotterdam, The Netharlands
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
9789462092020
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/978-94-6209-203-7_1
Field of Research 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2013, Sense Publishers
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30077428

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Education
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