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Sociocultural Studies and Implications for Science Education

The experiential and the virtual

Milne, Catherine, Tobin, Kenneth, DeGennaro, Donna (Eds.)

2015, 200 p.

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  • About this book

  • Integrates current research in biological science, sociology, and science education
  • Lays out a framework for future research
  • Includes examples from virtual environments (e.g. Second Life)
The goal of this book is to examine how different theoretical and methodological perspectives can be used to frame authors' examination of sociocultural studies in science education. Three lead chapters from Kenneth Tobin, Paul Grobstein, and Wesley Shumar who presented keynotes at the 2010 Springer Forum provide the core for the book. Other authors contribute chapters based on their use of a variety of methodological or theoretical perspectives for specific contexts that are either based on direct experiences or on the author's experiences with the use of a multiuser virtual environment (MUVE), Second Life.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » cultural studies - cultural-historical activity theory - multiplayer virtual environments - science education - second life - sociocultural methods

Related subjects » Science Education - Social Sciences

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