SpringerBriefs in Education

The Structure of Scientific Examination Questions

Authors: Day, Adrian

  • The first book to show how contemporary linguistics can inform the assessment of science
  • Explains the systemic functional structures of examination questions, guiding those who wish to analyse examination questions
  • Shows how examination questions can be used to understand the linguistics of science education
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This book shows how Systemic Functional Linguistics may be used to explore and explain the grammar of scientific examination questions.  The author outlines the key elements of this theory and identifies problematical structures that affect the linguistic validity of such education assessment questions. This book also shows how examination questions may provide insight into the relationship between teaching and language in science.
Do candidates give an incorrect answer because they do not understand the topic or because they do not understand the language by which the question is framed?  This book shows how the analysis of scientific examination questions can answer this question.
These chapters show how contemporary linguistics can inform the assessment of science and address topics including: the role of images, lexicography, the morphology of sentences, semantic discontinuity and the active reader.
An example question is used throughout the text to illustrate the theories and each chapter has its own useful summary, making it a very readable work.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7488-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7487-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Structure of Scientific Examination Questions
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Education
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7488-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7488-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-7487-2
Series ISSN
2211-1921
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 93
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations
Topics