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‘Doing science’ through discourse-in-interaction: Young children’s science investigations at the early childhood level.
Siry, Christina; Ziegler, Gudrun; Max, Charles
2012In Science Education, 96 (2), p. 311-326
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Keywords :
science learning; science investigation; doing science; discourse-in-interaction; early childhood
Abstract :
[en] This research investigates the interconnectedness of scientific inquiring at the early childhood level, as we explore the discourse-in-interaction processes occurring within small inquiry groups of 5- and 6-year-old children. The rationale behind this research is to explore the nature of science-related discourse, and to that end, this work focuses on student-to-student interactions as they collaboratively investigate water. As we document the nature of children's ways of explaining, imagining, and representing the properties of water, we demonstrate the constructions of understandings as displayed and emergent from these interactions. The study has generated outcomes about the discursive ways of young children's enacting of knowledge about science, as the analysis reveals that by positioning scientific inquiry as a fluid process children were able to enact science collaboratively and through multimodal means. As such, the study reveals a wide range of indicators to children's understandings about water and to the processes in which students worked together to construct science within discourse-in-interaction
Disciplines :
Education & instruction
Identifiers :
UNILU:UL-ARTICLE-2013-006
Author, co-author :
Siry, Christina ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Educational Measurement and Applied Cognitive Science (EMACS)
Ziegler, Gudrun ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Languages, Culture, Media and Identities (LCMI)
Max, Charles ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Languages, Culture, Media and Identities (LCMI)
Language :
English
Title :
‘Doing science’ through discourse-in-interaction: Young children’s science investigations at the early childhood level.
Publication date :
2012
Journal title :
Science Education
ISSN :
0036-8326
Publisher :
Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company
Volume :
96
Issue :
2
Pages :
311-326
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
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