Science, Learning, Identity: Sociocultural and Cultural-Historical Perpectives

Science, Learning, Identity: Sociocultural and Cultural-Historical Perpectives

by Wolff-Michael Roth
     
 

ISBN-10: 9087900902

ISBN-13: 9789087900908

Pub. Date: 10/01/2007

Publisher: Sense Publishers

Over the recent years, identity has become one of the most central theoretical concept and topics of scholarship in a number of disciplines, including science education. In this volume, leading science educators articulate in carefully prepared case studies their theoretical perspective on science, learning, and identity. More importantly, the authors of the chapters…  See more details below

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Over the recent years, identity has become one of the most central theoretical concept and topics of scholarship in a number of disciplines, including science education. In this volume, leading science educators articulate in carefully prepared case studies their theoretical perspective on science, learning, and identity. More importantly, the authors of the chapters that in the different parts of the book engage each other in a collaboratively written chapter concerning some of the central issues that have arisen from their individual studies; and in particular they engage each other over the similarities and differences between their approaches.

This book, which features detailed case studies of identity as both resource and outcomes of learners in a variety of settings, will be of interest to anyone concerned with learning science in and out-of schools. The book also caters for readers who have wondered about how identity mediates science learning and, simultaneously, how engagement in science-related tasks and activities mediates the emergence and development of identities. The general tenor of all chapters is a cultural-historical and sociocultural framework that is brought to issues of identity, thereby inherently transcending the individual person and linking identity to cultural possibilities.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789087900908
Publisher:
Sense Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

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