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Encouraging and being encouraged: Development of an epistemic community and teacher professional growth in a Singapore classroom
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 44, No. 1 (November 2014) pp. 12–24
This paper discusses a case study of a teacher's effort in a Singapore secondary school to develop an epistemic community in the classroom, in collaboration with university researchers. There is a growing interest in the types of professional...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 3370–3375
Much literature has documented the difficulties learners have in understanding the Earth as a complex system, with preconceptions often developing early in childhood. Many does not understand Earth as a dynamic system: some believe in supernatural...
Global Learn 2011 (Mar 28, 2011) pp. 998–1003
This paper discusses a participatory informal learning event in which we attempted to integrate concrete experiences with learners’ scientific understanding using models they construct. We describe a pilot study of working with school astronomy club ...
Creating the intercultural learning narrative using social network sites status updates: An innovative approach in using social media
Global Learn 2011 (Mar 28, 2011) pp. 1819–1826
The growing use of the social media phenomenon is synonymous with words such as Facebook, Twitter, Web 2.0 and blogging. Teenagers today embraced social media through their active use of multiple social network sites and what makes social media...
Global Learn 2011 (Mar 28, 2011) pp. 1272–1281
This study attempts to understand the influence of developing epistemic community in classroom on teacher's professional development. The case study reveals that implementation of an epistemic community approach in classroom not only benefits...
Global Learn 2011 (Mar 28, 2011) pp. 1538–1547
This paper introduces a hands-on method for students to simulate the action of tectonic plates and volcanoes with gelatin, or Jello. The authors survey existing demonstrations of volcanoes and describe their affordances and limitations. They...