Group interactions in science practical work
This study explored the interactions of a highly motivated group of students doing traditional practical work in science. Interest focussed on the social construction of understanding and how this could be described. Despite considerable collaboration in constructing an understanding of the task the students rarely focussed on the concepts the practical work was intended to illustrate. Collaboration was described in terms of social behaviours and discourse moves which supported the use of cognitive strategies.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||group interaction, school science, practical work, laboratory work, discourse|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Science Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1994 Kluwer Academic Publishers|
|Deposited On:||14 Nov 2013 22:22|
|Last Modified:||15 Nov 2013 20:45|
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