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Teachers classroom use of representations: Cultural implications


Waldrip, B and Sutopo, - and Timothy, J, Teachers classroom use of representations: Cultural implications, Proceedings of ESERA 2015 - Science Education Research: Engaging learners for a sustainable future, 31 August - 4 September 2015, Helsinki, Finland, pp. 1812-1819. ISBN 978-951-51-1541-6 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This paper explores how teachers utilize representations in their teaching. It illustrates this use through examples drawn largely from Australia, Indonesia and Melanesia. It describes the value that these teachers perceived in utilizing these and how their use impacted on teaching and learning strategies. It explains representational attempts by teachers to enable student learning as they work with students to negotiate effectively between everyday discourse, culture, and values and those of the science community and to sustain connections between studentsí community beliefs and canonical science in these settings. It concludes through a discussion on how these representations are constrained by the assessment process and how they can be utilized to explore the development of understanding in each of these regions.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:culture, representations, teachers, learning
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Comparative and cross-cultural education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Waldrip, B (Professor Bruce Waldrip)
ID Code:108609
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-04-27
Last Modified:2017-06-06
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