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dc.contributor.authorRidgewell, Jay
dc.contributor.authorExley, Beryl
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-15T22:29:07Z
dc.date.available2017-06-15T22:29:07Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.issn0157-244X
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11165-010-9183-4
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/339943
dc.description.abstractThere is no denying that the information technology revolution of the late twentieth century has arrived. Whilst not equitably accessible for many, others hold high expectations for the contributions online activity will make to student learning outcomes. Concurrently, and not necessarily consequentially, the number of science and technology secondary school and university graduates throughout the world has declined substantially, as has their motivation and engagement with school science (OECD 2006). The aim of this research paper is to explore one aspect of online activity, that of forum-based netspeak (Crystal 2006), in relation to the possibilities and challenges it provides for forms of scientific learning. This paper reports findings from a study investigating student initiated netspeak in a science inspired multiliteracies (New London Group 2000) project in one middle primary (aged 7–10 years) multi-age Australian classroom. Drawing on the theoretical description of the five phases of enquiry proposed by Bybee (1997), an analytic framework is proffered that allows identification of student engagement, exploration, explanation, elaboration and evaluation of scientific enquiry. The findings provide insight into online forums for advancing learning in, and motivation for, science in the middle primary years.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom635
dc.relation.ispartofpageto649
dc.relation.ispartofissue5
dc.relation.ispartofjournalResearch in Science Education
dc.relation.ispartofvolume41
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchScience, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist studies in education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3901
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode390113
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3904
dc.titleThe Potentials of Student Initiated Netspeak in a Middle Primary Science-inspired Multiliteracies Project
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.rights.copyright© 2011 Springer Netherlands. This is an electronic version of an article published in Research in Science Education, Volume 41, Issue 5, pp 635–649, 2011. Research in Science Education is available online at: http://link.springer.com/ with the open URL of your article.
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gro.griffith.authorExley, Beryl E.


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