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Learning through the affordances of representation construction

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posted on 01.02.2013, 00:00 authored by Vaughan PrainVaughan Prain, Russell TytlerRussell Tytler
© 2013 Sense Publishers. All rights reserved.In this chapter we draw upon several theoretical perspectives and past research into language and learning in science, to develop a framework to characterize how and why student engagement in representation construction practices supports learning in science. In developing this framework, we integrate literature on the role of symbolic tools in facilitating learning, and then focus in detail on the particular advantages of representation construction in learning in science. The chapter parallels an argument developed in more detail elsewhere (Prain & Tytler, 2012).

History

Title of book

Constructing Representations to Learn in Science

Chapter number

5

Pagination

67 - 82

Publisher

Sense

Place of publication

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

ISBN-13

9789462092037

Publication classification

B1 Book chapter; B Book chapter

Copyright notice

2013, Sense Publishers

Extent

11

Editor/Contributor(s)

R Tytler, V Prain, P Hubber, B Waldrip