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dc.contributor.advisorSchallert, Diane L.
dc.creatorFreeman, Jennifer Lynnen
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-14T14:49:31Zen
dc.date.issued2014-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2014en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/26514en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the participant structure and content of discourse in five high-school science classrooms and their connection to scientifically literate practices for talking, reasoning, and evaluating claims. Through a detailed exploration of the way teachers introduced classes to the topic of evolution, I was able to examine how teachers used language to build a social framework for participation, examined the opportunities and challenges stemming from their various approaches, and explored how the structure and content of classroom talk contributed to framing science. This study used techniques from interactional sociolinguistics and conversational analysis to examine videos of interaction in five secondary biology classrooms on the day teachers introduced their students to lessons focused on the topic of evolution. Implications of this study focus on how teacher's discourse moves could open or close a discussion to student knowledge contributions, and emphasize how open discussions offer both challenges and opportunities to teachers wishing to facilitate scientifically literate discourse practices in their classroom.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectDiscourseen
dc.subjectScientific literacyen
dc.subjectControversial topicsen
dc.subjectEvolutionen
dc.subjectScience instructionen
dc.subjectInteractionen
dc.subjectFraming scienceen
dc.title"How do you know god didn't start the universe and blow it up?" : using classroom talk and controversy to support scientific literacyen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.date.updated2014-10-14T14:49:31Zen
dc.description.departmentEducational Psychologyen
thesis.degree.departmentEducational Psychologyen
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Psychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


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