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See detailInteraction rituals, emotions, and early childhood science: digital microscopes and collective joy in a multilingual classroom
Wilmes, Sara UL

in Cultural Studies of Science Education (2021), 16

In her original article, “Identity, Agency and the Internal Conversations of Science and Math Teachers Implementing instructional reforms in High-Need Urban Schools”, Stacy Olitsky (2021) takes us on an ... [more ▼]

In her original article, “Identity, Agency and the Internal Conversations of Science and Math Teachers Implementing instructional reforms in High-Need Urban Schools”, Stacy Olitsky (2021) takes us on an exploration of the identity development and agencies exerted by two teachers working to implement science instructional reforms in high-need urban schools. Olitsky (2021) utilizes Interaction Ritual Theory as a lens to examine a seldom viewed and even intimate aspect of teacher’s worlds, namely teachers’ self-talk. In this forum article I embrace the invitation extended by Olitsky, through an exploration of the interaction rituals that took place among students and a teacher working with digital microscopes in an early childhood classroom. I draw upon the theoretical lens of communitas to illuminate the power of collective joy that formed. Specifically, I will share two vignettes from a multilingual early childhood classroom to illustrate how teacher-guided and studentguided spaces afforded interactions that lead to the development of collective joy. I show how collective work with the microscopes allowed for joy and surprise to occur within a classroom of plurilingual students who are participating in their first schooled experiences of science. I conclude with a discussion of the power of student-driven instructional spaces as places for students working to learn science, and the language of instruction, to collectively experience joy as they explore. [less ▲]

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See detailWorking toward equitable research practices: the value of highlighting complexity and respecting context
Siry, Christina UL; Wilmes, Sara UL

in Cultural Studies of Science Education (2020)

In this response paper, we reflect upon the contributions of Gallard Martínez, Pitts, Brkich, and Ramos de Robles (this issue) in their manuscript “How does one recognize contextual mitigating factors ... [more ▼]

In this response paper, we reflect upon the contributions of Gallard Martínez, Pitts, Brkich, and Ramos de Robles (this issue) in their manuscript “How does one recognize contextual mitigating factors (CMFs) as a basis to understand and arrive at better approaches to research designs” and elaborate the ways in which we work toward highlighting the contextual complexities within our own research. Our research focuses on working toward equitable practices for culturally and linguistically diverse children in science education, in order to draw on the many cultural and communicative resources they bring to primary school science investigations. We draw upon our previous and current research projects in this forum contribution to tease-apart CMFs related to issues of equity in teaching science with culturally and linguistically diverse primary school children in our national context in Luxembourg. We conclude with a consideration of how the process of unpacking a diverse array of CMFs relative to our work with students helps us select and employ theoretical lenses and research methodologies that position us to gather rich understandings of the complexities within our research contexts and in our work with children and teachers [less ▲]

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See detailInquiry identity and science teacher professional development
Wilmes, Sara UL; Bryce, Nadine; Bellino, Marissa

in Cultural Studies of Science Education (2016), 11(2), 235-251

An effective inquiry-oriented science teacher possesses more than the skills of teaching through investigation. They must address philosophies, and ways of interacting as a member of a group of educators ... [more ▼]

An effective inquiry-oriented science teacher possesses more than the skills of teaching through investigation. They must address philosophies, and ways of interacting as a member of a group of educators who value and practice science through inquiry. Professional development opportunities can support inquiry identity development, but most often they address teaching practices from limited cognitive perspectives, leaving unexplored the shifts in identity that may accompany teachers along their journey in becoming skilled in inquiry-oriented instruction. In this forum article, we envision Victoria Deneroff’s argument that ‘‘professional development could be designed to facilitate reflexive transformation of identity within professional learning environments’’ (2013, p. 33). Instructional coaching, cogenerative dialogues, and online professional communities are discussed as ways to promote inquiry identity formation and collaboration in ways that empower and deepen science teachers’ conversations related to personal and professional efficacy in the service of improved science teaching and learning. [less ▲]

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See detail“I didn’t know water could be so messy”: Coteaching in elementary teacher education and the production of identity for a new teacher of science
Siry, Christina UL; Lara, Johaira

in Cultural Studies of Science Education (2012), 7(1), 1-30

Through the examination of the experiences of a pre-service teacher participating in a field-based science methods course, we make evident the ways in which a combination of collaborative teaching ... [more ▼]

Through the examination of the experiences of a pre-service teacher participating in a field-based science methods course, we make evident the ways in which a combination of collaborative teaching experiences and reflexive dialogues allowed for the evolution and transformation of her identity. This teacher is Johaira Lara, the second author of this paper, and we have engaged in a cowriting approach that has created layers of writings over time, with the focus of providing evidence of her changing perceptions and understandings of teaching and learning science. We describe the ways coteaching and cogenerative dialogues provided the opportunity for Johaira to examine and reconsider her views on science teaching, and mediated the production and transformation of her identity. We offer an evolving analysis of her identity transformation related to specific aspects of the course that were pivotal for her emergence as an elementary teacher of science. [less ▲]

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See detailExploring the significance of resource-rich views in science education
Siry, Christina UL

in Cultural Studies of Science Education (2011), 6(4), 1019-1029

In a recently published article in Cultural Studies of Science Education (Volume 6, Issue 2) titled What does playing cards have to do with science? A resource-rich view of African American young men ... [more ▼]

In a recently published article in Cultural Studies of Science Education (Volume 6, Issue 2) titled What does playing cards have to do with science? A resource-rich view of African American young men, Alfred Schademan (2011) examines the resources that African American young men learn through playing a card came called Spades. In his ethnographic study, he takes a resource-rich view of the players, highlights science-related resources demonstrated by the players, and challenges deficit notions of these young men. Three Forum response papers complement Schademan’s research. The first is written by Nancy Ares, the second is coauthored by Allison Gonsalves, Gale Seiler, and Dana Salter, and the third is written by Philemon Chigeza. All three of these response papers elaborate on his points and emphasize issues inherent in working towards resource-rich views in science education. In this paper, I draw on all four papers to explore the possibilities in recognizing, highlighting, and accepting the resources that students bring as being resources for science learning. [less ▲]

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See detailReconceptualizing the relationship between universities and schools: a dialectic and polysemic approach
Fellner, Gene; Siry, Christina UL

in Cultural Studies of Science Education (2010), 5(3), 775-785

This review essay adds to the conversation to which Allison Skerrett and Hannah Sevian contribute in their article, Identity and biography as mediators of science and mathematics faculty’s involvement in ... [more ▼]

This review essay adds to the conversation to which Allison Skerrett and Hannah Sevian contribute in their article, Identity and biography as mediators of science and mathematics faculty’s involvement in K-12 service. Here we address the need to reconceptualize faculty service in public schools and traditional notions of scholarship. We discuss the importance of transforming university structures that envision service as less important than “scholarship” and “teaching” while mediating hierarchical ideas of what “service” entails. We share a dialectical view of social life and an ethical stance that values polysemy and polyphony both in research and in our daily interactions. Here we employ a dialectical lens that seeks multiple perspectives as we engage in a dialogue about these issues. [less ▲]

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See detailConceptual change research and science education practice: A response from educators
Siry, Christina UL; Horowitz, G; Otulaja, F.S. et al

in Cultural Studies of Science Education (2008), 3(2), 451-470

We discuss the eight papers in this issue of Cultural Studies of Science Education focusing on the debate over conceptual change in science education and explore the issues that have emerged for us as we ... [more ▼]

We discuss the eight papers in this issue of Cultural Studies of Science Education focusing on the debate over conceptual change in science education and explore the issues that have emerged for us as we consider how conceptual change research relates to our practice as science educators. In presenting our interpretations of this research, we consider the role of participants in the research process and contextual factors in conducting research on science conceptions, and draw implications for the teaching of science. [less ▲]

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