Taking up the mantle of knowing: Supporting student engagement in progressive scientific discourse in geoscience

Scott McDonald, Kraig A. Wray, Jonathan McCausland, Kathryn M. Bateman, Amy Pallant, Hee Sun Lee

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Abstract

Learning science involves students engaging in disciplinary discourses. In this case study, middle school earth science students were led through an online module designed to support exploration of plate tectonics through the use of interactive data visualization and simulation tools. This study investigates how teacher questioning, curricular features, or other student’s talk scaffold progressive discourse. Preliminarily findings revealed that students’ participation in progressive discourse is predicated on teacher-supported sensemaking and a learning environment that scaffolds student questioning and exploration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationThe Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2020 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsMelissa Gresalfi, Ilana Seidel Horn
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages565-568
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781732467255
StatePublished - 2020
Event14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2020 - Nashville, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2020Jun 23 2020

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1573-4552

Conference

Conference14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNashville
Period6/19/206/23/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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