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A window for a purpose: developing a framework for describing effective science teaching and learning

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posted on 01.09.2003, 00:00 authored by Russell TytlerRussell Tytler
This paper describes the development of a framework – the SIS Components – for describing effective teaching and learning in science, to support a system wide change initiative. The methodology used and the analysis that led to their refinement, is traced to expose the different issues involved in constructing the notion of lsquoeffective practice.rsquo These issues have to do with purpose, politics and audience. They determine features of the framework such as specificity, elements focused on, and the support structures that are put in place to establish the particular discourse being promoted. The paper describes the different research methods used to establish, to promote and to validate the components, and outlines the different senses in which this and any framework can be seen as contingent on the setting for which it is intended.

History

Journal

Research in science education

Volume

33

Issue

3

Pagination

273 - 298

Publisher

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Location

The Netherlands

ISSN

0157-244X

eISSN

1573-1898

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2003, Kluwer Academic Publishers