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Hsu, Pei-Ling; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2014
Learning science interpreted in existing theoretical frameworks often means that students are assimilated, accommodated or enculturated from the entity of the vernacular world to the entity of the scientific world. However, there are some unsolved questions as to how students can best learn purely a new language or new knowledge of science. The…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Discourse Analysis, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Roth, Wolff-Michael; Hsu, Pei-Ling – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2014
In the literature on the situated and distributed nature of cognition, the coordination of spatial organization and the structure of human practices and relations is accepted as a fact. To date, science educators have yet to build on such research. Drawing on an ethnographic study of high school students during an internship in a scientific…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Ethnography, High School Students, Secondary School Science
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Hsu, Pei-Ling – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2014
Ashraf Shady's paper provides a first-hand reflection on how a foreign teacher used cogens as culturally adaptive pedagogy to address cultural misalignments with students. In this paper, Shady drew on several cogen sessions to showcase his journey of using different forms of cogens with his students. To improve the quality of cogens, one…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Cooperation, Persuasive Discourse
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Hsu, Pei-Ling – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2013
Tao, Oliver, and Venville's paper addresses a debate between two hypotheses of children's development of conceptual understandings of the Earth. The authors aim to investigate whether culture influences students' conceptions of the Earth. However, one questionable assumption shared among conception and conceptual change studies is that researchers…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Interviews, Earth Science, Children
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Hsu, Pei-Ling – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2012
I respond to Baron and Chen's article on creative cultural divergence, which they describe as the novel pedagogy of diverging from culturally generated educational expectations. Their article provides an analysis on how an experienced Taiwanese teacher drew on different forms of creative cultural divergence to facilitate students' critical…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Cultural Influences, Instruction, Expectation
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Hsu, Pei-Ling – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2010
This commentary dialogues with three articles that analyze the same database about science and religion discourse produced 17 years ago. Dialogues in these three articles and this commentary across space and time allow us to develop new and different understandings of the same database and situation. As part of this commentary, I discuss topics…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Persuasive Discourse, Databases, Religion