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Concario, Marcelo – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2016
In this paper I underscore the notion of "languaging" as students' ways of functioning in and through language, particularly in interactions that involve spoken and written texts in the classroom. Thus, "to language" should be understood as active student participation - verbally, in particular - that can reveal how they deal…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Student Participation, Active Learning, Verbal Communication
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Cheuk, Tina – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2016
In this paper, I argue that the practice of argumentation will have implications for students not only in science learning, but also, potential transfer in other disciplines. More importantly, the shift toward a shared discursive language practice of argumentation provides an opportunity for both content-area and language development teachers to…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Common Core State Standards, Persuasive Discourse, English Language Learners
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Chowdhury, Mohammad Anisuzzaman – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2016
This article explores Science-Technology-Society (STS), Science-Technology-Society-Environment (STSE) and Socio-Scientific-Issues (SSI) in science education, and critically examines their contributions to science education and science teaching, and how they are underpinning values and ethics in society. The article presents rationales for the…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Science Education, Social Values, Ethics
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Shepardson, Daniel P.; Britsch, Susan – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2015
This article examines science teaching and learning by drawing on Vygotsky's sociocultural theory of learning and development as well as a social semiotic perspective. The latter perspective includes in semiosis the science equipment, science phenomena, teacher and student actions, talk and writing that are involved in science teaching and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Sociocultural Patterns, Semiotics, Science Equipment