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See detailUnderscoring the value of video analysis in multilingual and multicultural classroom contexts
Wilmes, Sara UL; Gomez-Fernandez, Roberto UL; Gorges, Anna UL et al

in Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy (2018), 3(4),

This article presents multiple episodes drawing from three distinct research projects conducted in multilingual classrooms in Luxembourg, to underscore the value of video analysis in culturally and ... [more ▼]

This article presents multiple episodes drawing from three distinct research projects conducted in multilingual classrooms in Luxembourg, to underscore the value of video analysis in culturally and linguistically diverse classroom contexts. We show how video analysis that valorizes the non-verbal in interaction has the ability to reveal communicative resources often masked by analysis rooted in the verbal. From the examples presented, that span teacher and student interactions in both elementary and secondary classrooms, we make a methodological argument based on analytical approaches utilized in all three research projects to demonstrate how we have come to an expanded notion of voice in our research that is revealed through multimodal video analysis. Specific analytical approaches that illuminate the embodied and multimodal aspects of voice are discussed. We conclude by underscoring the benefits of embodied and multimodal approaches to video analysis for research with all students, but most importantly for students often marginalized through analytical approaches that prioritize the verbal. Finally, we discuss the implications of video research that works to highlight resource-rich views of teaching and learning across learning contexts. [less ▲]

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See detail„Doing Science“: Erwerb von Kompetenzen im naturwissenschaftlichen Unterricht der École fondamentale
Siry, Christina UL; Andersen, Katja Natalie UL; Wilmes, Sara UL

in Luxembourg Centre for Educational Testing (LUCET), Universität Luxemburg; Service de Coordination de la Recherche et de l’Innovation pédagogiques et technologiques (SCRIPT) (Eds.) Nationaler Bildungsbericht Luxemburg 2018 (2018)

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See detailA dialectic view of student science notebook use: the dance of the individual | collective
Wilmes, Sara UL; Siry, Christina UL

Presentation (2018)

Science notebooks can support students in working in active, inquiry-based ways of learning. When students use notebooks to document science investigations in rich and meaningful ways, notebooks can ... [more ▼]

Science notebooks can support students in working in active, inquiry-based ways of learning. When students use notebooks to document science investigations in rich and meaningful ways, notebooks can support not only the development of students’ content understandings, but also understandings about and engagement in science practices (Weibe et al., 2009). All too often though, student productions in science classrooms, such as entries in notebooks, are viewed as solely representative of individual understandings. This view serves to undercut the both individual and collective processes that constituted their construction, thus, inaccurately situating student representations as merely individual productions. In this presentation we show how an analysis of science notebook use in a primary classroom using the dialectic perspective of individual|collective revealed how aspects of students’ interactions with each other and with their notebooks are intertwined and co-constitute one another. This work emphasizes how viewing notebook use as individual |collective can reveal the dance of these inseparable aspects of interaction. [less ▲]

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See detailThe science curriculum at the elementary level: What are the basics, and are we teaching them?
Siry, Christina UL

in Bryan, L.; Tobin, K. (Eds.) Thirteen questions for science education (2018)

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See detailReconstructing science education within the language I science relationship
Wilmes, Sara UL; Siry, Christina UL; Gomez-Fernandez, Roberto UL et al

in Tobin, Kenneth; Bryan, Lynn (Eds.) 13 Questions: Reframing Education's Conversation: Science (2018)

Our research is embedded in the multilingual national context of Luxembourg, a small diverse country in Western Europe, and as such our research participants are culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD ... [more ▼]

Our research is embedded in the multilingual national context of Luxembourg, a small diverse country in Western Europe, and as such our research participants are culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD). Luxembourg’s public schools reflect the diversity of the country, with 44% of students identifying as a nationality other than Luxembourgish, and 55% speaking a first language other than Luxembourgish (Ministère de l’éducation nationale, de l’Enfance et de la Jeunesse [MENJE], 2015). Certainly, students draw on a wide variety of resources as they make meaning in science, and a key resource in this process of meaning making is language, which serves to mediate learning as well as position participants in the learning process. However, for students with proficiencies in languages other than the ones used for instruction in schools (such as the students we work with), the nuances of how language(s) can serve as resource(s) for learning are crucial for researchers and teachers to consider and understand. Science, language, and learning are interwoven, connected, and we believe, inseparable, to the processes of science education. In this chapter we use a critical lens to deconstruct the use of language(s) in science education as we address the overarching question posted by the title of this section, “In what ways does language affect (and is affected by) the science educational process?” Throughout this process of deconstruction, we address several critical questions that arise from our research and lived experiences connected to Reconstructing Science Education within the Language | Science Relationship Reflections from Multilingual Contexts sara e. d. wilmes, christina siry, roberto gómez fernández, and anna maria gorges c h a p t e r n i n e t e e n 254 | sara e. d. wilmes et al. the relationship between science education and language. Specifically, we address the following interrelated questions: • Who decides which languages are used in classrooms? • How can we create classroom spaces that value diverse student resources? • What is the relationship between language used in science education, power, and agency? [less ▲]

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See detailA Tablet-Computer-Based Tool to Facilitate Accurate Self-Assessments in Third- and Fourth-Graders
Villanyi, Denise UL; Martin, Romain UL; Sonnleitner, Philipp UL et al

in International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (2018), 13(10), 225-251

Although student self-assessment is positively related to achievement, skepticism about the accuracy of students’ self-assessments remains. A few studies have shown that even elementary school students ... [more ▼]

Although student self-assessment is positively related to achievement, skepticism about the accuracy of students’ self-assessments remains. A few studies have shown that even elementary school students are able to provide accurate self-assessments when certain conditions are met. We developed an innovative tablet-computer-based tool for capturing self-assessments of mathematics and reading comprehension. This tool integrates the conditions required for accurate self-assessment: (1) a non-competitive setting, (2) items formulated on the task level, and (3) limited reading and no verbalization required. The innovation consists of using illustrations and a language-reduced rating scale. The correlations between students’ self-assessment scores and their standardized test scores were moderate to large. Independent of their proficiency level, students’ confidence in completing a task decreased as task difficulty increased, but these findings were more consistent in mathematics than in reading comprehension. We conclude that third- and fourth-graders have the ability to provide accurate self-assessments of their competencies, particularly in mathematics, when provided with an adequate self-assessment tool. [less ▲]

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See detailMultimodal Wonderings
Siry, Christina UL; Wilmes, Sara UL

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See detailAutoévaluation des élèves de l'école primaire en mathématiques
Villanyi, Denise UL; Fischbach, Antoine UL; Sonnleitner, Philipp UL et al

Scientific Conference (2016, November)

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See detailExamining children’s agency within participatory structures in primary science investigations
Siry, Christina UL; Wilmes, Sara UL; Haus, Jana Maria

in Learning, Culture and Social Interaction (2016), 10

This research examines the use of participatory structures with children in a fourth grade classroom as they engage in an inquiry-based science unit. The dialectical relationship between structure and ... [more ▼]

This research examines the use of participatory structures with children in a fourth grade classroom as they engage in an inquiry-based science unit. The dialectical relationship between structure and agency is central to exploring these children's investigation, as children engaged in an investigation designed partly by themselves, in collaboration with their teachers and each other. We consider to what extent participatory structures mediated children's agency in science investigations. Using a combination of ethnographic and design experiment methods, we zoom in on a case study of one child and his collaborative activities with peers, to contextualize the process and underscore the claim that participatory structures created spaces for children to take agency in different ways. Specifically we demonstrate how open-ended structures and participatory curricular design mediated his agentic participation and also transformed the structures of the class, as teachers and students were positioned in new ways. [less ▲]

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See detailRadical listening and dialogue in educational research
Siry, Christina UL; Brendel, Michelle UL; Frisch, Roger

in International Journal of Critical Pedagogy (2016), 7(3), 119-135

We seek to trouble the construct of radical listening through an interpretive analysis of our work in a collaborative research project with primary school teachers. At the heart of this project is a focus ... [more ▼]

We seek to trouble the construct of radical listening through an interpretive analysis of our work in a collaborative research project with primary school teachers. At the heart of this project is a focus on researching together with the study participants. During two years, we worked with a group of teachers in a “teacher inquiry group”, which sought to shed light on the possibilities of using narrative assessment approaches as an inclusive tool for teaching and learning science. The original goal of the study was to empower teachers to utilize a variety of dialogic assessment tools as tools for learning with their students. Through a guiding focus on radical listening and dialogue, the design of this overall study shifted and changed over time to fit the needs of the different stakeholders, and our focus on narrative assessment approaches also evolved over time. We will use different examples to illustrate the interactions of the teacher inquiry group, and also draw on our own work within our research group to complexify what it means to “listen”, learn from, and “dialogue” with others. [less ▲]

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See detailProblematizing science as a primary school discipline: Learning from contingencies and diversities
Schreiber, Catherina UL; Siry, Christina UL; Reuter, Robert UL et al

Poster (2015, September 03)

This paper puts the idea of a contingent nature of science at its fore, asking what we as researchers can learn from seemingly irreconcilable differences in our approaches and interpretations to past ... [more ▼]

This paper puts the idea of a contingent nature of science at its fore, asking what we as researchers can learn from seemingly irreconcilable differences in our approaches and interpretations to past, present and future developments in science education. To do so, we aim to explore the potentials of multi-perspectivity in an academic self-experiment. The idea is to problematize science as a school discipline from different theoretical, disciplinary and methodological standpoints. By taking one concrete example of a Luxembourgian primary school curriculum document, four researchers will independently apply their individual lenses on science as a school discipline. Concretely, the coverage of the hedgehog as a “characteristic animal” in our primary school curriculum will be commented on in historical, sociocultural and pedagogical perspectives. This concrete curricular example is seemingly defined and non disputable as a content theme in primary school science education in Luxembourg, and is also to be found in international curriculum policy documents. Yet a seemingly proven fact can be interpreted in multiple ways, not only to bridge controversies, as it is done so often, but as exploring the differences in a self-reflective manner. Through such multiple interpretations, we are specifically looking for inconsistencies between the four different narratives, instead of focusing on consensual conclusions or firm and consistent patterns. Instead we will follow a multi-layered approach to research in order to undertake a métissage approach to analyzing a component of the science pedagogical practice, allowing the different understandings on the Luxembourgian science curriculum to remain and complement each other in a complex manner. [less ▲]

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