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Sikder, Shukla; Fleer, Marilyn – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
Vygotsky (in: Rieber, Carton (eds) The collected works of L.S. Vygotsky, vol 1, Pleneum Press, Newyork, pp 167-241, Retrieved from http://images.lib.monash.edu.au/edf5411/04118997.pdf, 1987) stated that academic or scientific concepts require a level of conscious awareness on the part of the child within everyday situations. Academic concepts can…
Descriptors: Science Education, Child Development, Scientific Concepts, Infants
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Fleer, Marilyn; March, Sue – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2015
The international literature on science learning in inclusive settings has a long history, but it is generally very limited in scope. Few studies have been undertaken that draw upon a cultural-historical reading of inclusive pedagogy, and even less in the area of science education. In addition, we know next to nothing about the science learning of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Visual Impairments, Genetic Disorders, Fairy Tales
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Fleer, Marilyn – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2012
Christina Siry and Johaira Lara in researching pre-service teachers field based experiences of elementary science education bring to the fore the importance of teacher identity. In this paper, an alterative reading of pre-service teaching experience is given, one that complements the analysis provided by Siry and Lara, but which utilizes the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Science Education, Field Experience Programs
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White, Richard; Gardner, Paul; Carr, Malcolm; Jones, Alister; Appleton, Ken; Fleer, Marilyn; Redman, Christine; Dawson, Vaille; Chang, Wen-Hua; Ritchie, Stephen M. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2009
This collection of historical accounts provides diverse perspectives on the structure and culture of the community of researchers who participate in activities of the Australasian Science Education Research Association (ASERA). It describes the formation of the Association, and identifies major changes and challenges for the ever growing and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Science Education, Foreign Countries, Researchers
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Fleer, Marilyn – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2008
"Culturally-Sensitive Schooling" as proposed by Brayboy and Castagno offers an important way of thinking about the relations between formal and informal science learning and between Western and Indigenous science. The constructiveness framework adopted by Brayboy and Castagno in their discussions is consistent with the theoretical approach…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Informal Education, Concept Formation, Science Education