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dc.contributor.authorTzou, Carrie
dc.contributor.authorBell, Philip
dc.identifier.citationTzou, C. & Bell, P. (2010). Micros and Me: Leveraging home and community practices in formal science instruction. In Gomez, K., Lyons, L., & Radinsky, J. (Eds.), Learning in the Disciplines: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2010) - Volume 1, Full Papers (pp. 1135-1142). Chicago IL: International Society of the Learning Sciences.en_US
dc.description.abstractCritiques of school science from sociocultural perspectives focus on the narrow scope of the science that is presented to students in school, which in turn constrains how children should engage in scientific sense-making in classrooms. We have designed a seven-week instructional intervention, Micros and Me, which attempts to (a) make science more personally consequential to students' lives and cultural memberships, and (b) connect authentic scientific practices deeply with students' repertoires of practice. We report on two iterations of Micros and Me, focusing our analysis on two design issues: (1) how we attempted to broaden the definition of what counts as school science through a self-documentation task, and (2) how the self-documentation task problematized the conception of "culture" in each of the classrooms. We end with design implications for the design of science learning environments that take as their starting point deep knowledge of students' repertoires of practice.en_US
dc.publisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)en_US
dc.titleMicros and Me: Leveraging home and community practices in formal science instructionen_US
dc.typeFull Papersen_US
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