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dc.contributor.authorOtrel-Cass, Kathrin
dc.contributor.authorCowie, Bronwen
dc.contributor.authorKhoo, Elaine G.L.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-22T02:45:25Z
dc.date.available2012-03-22T02:45:25Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationOtrel-Cass, K., Cowie, B. & Khoo, E. (2011). Collaborative practices using computers and the internet in science classrooms. Waikato Journal of Education, 16(1), 5-20.en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1173-6135
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/6135
dc.description.abstractInvestigations that allow for students to self-direct their inquiries in science classrooms involve building on existing understanding, problem solving and reasoning. The process of explaining complex problems means that students work with multiple sets of data including online resources and information from the Internet. Outcomes of such activities are often in written form, frequently prepared on the computer, representing a collage of negotiated ideas. This article presents primary science classroom investigations about changes of state and landforms and argues that inscription practices were shaped by the functional and social affordances students imbued with the computer and information from the Internet. Findings from the qualitative study with a year 7 teacher, Clara, and her students illustrate how the Internet provided social and collaborative opportunities for scientific meaning making. The argument is made that access to the computer and information from the Internet can open up and constrain opportunities for social thinking and inscription practices. Talking, thinking and composing were observed to constitute the nature of science inquiries as a collaborative effort of meaning making.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherFaculty of Education, University of Waikatoen_NZ
dc.rights© 2011 Waikato Journal of Education. It is posted here by permission for personal use.en_NZ
dc.subjectcomputeren_NZ
dc.subjectInterneten_NZ
dc.subjectscience classroomen_NZ
dc.subjectinscription practicesen_NZ
dc.subjectaffordanceen_NZ
dc.titleCollaborative practices using computers and the internet in science classrooms.en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.15663/wje.v16i1.67
dc.relation.isPartOfWaikato Journal of Educationen_NZ
pubs.begin-page5en_NZ
pubs.elements-id36184
pubs.end-page19en_NZ
pubs.issue1en_NZ
pubs.volume16en_NZ


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