Enacting a Representation Construction Approach to Teaching and Learning Astronomy

Hubber, Peter and Tytler, Russell (2017) Enacting a Representation Construction Approach to Teaching and Learning Astronomy. In: Multiple Representations in Physics Education. Springer, Cham, pp. 139-161. ISBN 978-3-319-58914-5

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This study explores a guided inquiry approach to teaching and learning involving students constructing and negotiating multiple representations through sequences of representational challenges. The research is part of a wider program investigating the professional learning of teachers developing a representation construction approach, and involves the planning and implementation of a unit on astronomy by a community of four secondary school teachers. This research aimed to document the experience of the teachers in implementing a representation construction approach, and to investigate the quality of student learning associated with different aspects of the pedagogy. The chapter describes the way this approach was enacted for astronomy, teacher perceptions of the key affordances of the approach, and evidence of student learning. The representation construction approach has demonstrated enhanced outcomes for students, in terms of sustained engagement with ideas, and quality learning, and for teachers’ enhanced pedagogical knowledge and practice.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2018 09:53
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2018 06:03
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1731

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