Talking Science: Language and Learning in Science Classrooms

Talking Science: Language and Learning in Science Classrooms

by Wolff-Michael Roth
     
 

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Roth (applied cognitive science, U. of Victoria) examines the importance of talking about science in the classroom. He finds that while writing about science is important, it is how instructors describe science and those writings that influences learner outcomes the most. Working from his interest in linguistics and communications in education, Roth takes a

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Roth (applied cognitive science, U. of Victoria) examines the importance of talking about science in the classroom. He finds that while writing about science is important, it is how instructors describe science and those writings that influences learner outcomes the most. Working from his interest in linguistics and communications in education, Roth takes a nonrepresentational approach to language, removing the distance between the individual subject and the world it knows, examining such topics as taking position and orienting in the world, the co-evolution of world and language, the contingency of explanations, public language v. private talk, mediating the world with articulation and science talk, adopting new ways of talking though consideration of origin and control and mediating language through space, physical orientation and group size. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

Science Education (2)
I would certainly recommend this thought-provoking and stimulating book to anyone who is interested in the theory and practice of teaching and learning science in classroom settings.
Metapsychology
Teacher training departments most certainly ought to have a copy on their library shelves.
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Roth examines the importance of talking about science in the classroom. He finds that while writing about science is important, it is how instructors describe science and those writings that influences learner outcomes the most.
Science Education
I would certainly recommend this thought-provoking and stimulating book to anyone who is interested in the theory and practice of teaching and learning science in classroom settings.
Metapsychology Online Reviews
Teacher training departments most certainly ought to have a copy on their library shelves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742537064
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Reverberations: Contemporary Curriculum and Pedagogy Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.68(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.78(d)

Meet the Author

Wolff-Michael Roth is Lansdowne Professor, Applied Cognitive Science at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.

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