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dc.contributor.authorRoth, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-30T23:00:22Z
dc.date.available2017-11-30T23:00:22Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-05-24T03:01:10Z
dc.identifier.issn18711502
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11422-012-9392-4
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/50811
dc.description.abstractThe feature article discussed in this forum presents an interesting description of how students work in the context of a virtual world, where they design phenomena that they subsequently investigate by analyzing graphical representations. The study is aligned with the current canon of science education interested in understanding the inter-psychological and intra-psychological determinants of learning. Its main focus is on "meaning making." In this contribution to the forum, I articulate some shortcomings inherent in this theoretical notion, which, in essence, hides rather than reveals the real issues in and of learning. I offer some alternative avenues, both theoretical and methodological, for framing pertinent issues; in so doing, I (endeavor to) open up new avenues for research in science education. In essence, therefore, I offer possible avenues in response to the question, "What more can there be done by science education research?" that would allow us to eschew what I perceive to be hidden contradictions that interfere with making theoretical and practical advances in our field.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom607
dc.relation.ispartofpageto626
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCultural Studies of Science Education
dc.relation.ispartofvolume7
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchScience, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and Pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130212
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1302
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.titleOn the hunt for elusive “meanings”
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studies
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorRoth, Michael


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