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Title: Understanding the Teacher's Role in a Knowledge Community and Inquiry Curriculum
Authors: Zhao, Naxin
Slotta, James D.
Issue Date: Jun-2013
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences
Citation: Zhao, N. & Slotta, J. D. (2013). Understanding the Teacher's Role in a Knowledge Community and Inquiry Curriculum. In Rummel, N., Kapur, M., Nathan, M., & Puntambekar, S. (Eds.), To See the World and a Grain of Sand: Learning across Levels of Space, Time, and Scale: CSCL 2013 Conference Proceedings Volume 2 — Short Papers, Panels, Posters, Demos & Community Events (pp. 201-204). Madison, WI: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: This study examined teacher's role in a Knowledge Community and Inquiry (KCI) curriculum. Three science teachers and their students in a climate change curriculum unit involved in this design-based research. Curriculum design documents and video recordings of teacher-students interactions were the sources of data. Grounded theory coding techniques and a video coding scheme were applied to the analysis of data. Analysis examined the roles that teachers played in the KCI curriculum as well as the teacher-students interactions. Teachers played a predominantly logistical role in the beginning of the enactment of this KCI curriculum, followed by increasingly pedagogical practices.
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