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Science and Mathematics Education

2016

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University of Iowa

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Representation As A Language Of Scientific Practice: Exploring Students’ Views On The Use Of Representation And The Linkage To Understanding Of Scientific Models, Kyungwoon Seo May 2016

Representation As A Language Of Scientific Practice: Exploring Students’ Views On The Use Of Representation And The Linkage To Understanding Of Scientific Models, Kyungwoon Seo

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The purpose of this study was to explore how students view the use of representation in science classroom. Representation, as a disciplinary language of science, has long been promoted as a way to develop students’ scientific literacy and is closely linked to engaging students in scientific practices through the use of models in science. However, previous research studies have mostly focused on the use of representation and models as outcome measure of an implementation task and little is known about the learner’s perspectives.

The study aimed to fill this missing gap by investigating how students view the use of ...