Group interactions in science practical work

Christensen, Clare & McRobbie, Campbell (1994) Group interactions in science practical work. Research in Science Education, 24(1), pp. 51-59.

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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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ID Code: 64495
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: group interaction, school science, practical work, laboratory work, discourse
DOI: 10.1007/BF02356328
ISSN: 1573-1898
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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