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Title: Identities and Astronomy Camp: How Individual Campers Make Meaning of Science Experiences
Authors: Fields, Deborah
Issue Date: Jun-2006
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences
Citation: Fields, D. (2006). Identities and Astronomy Camp: How Individual Campers Make Meaning of Science Experiences. In Barab, S. A., Hay, K. E., & Hickey, D. T. (Eds.), The International Conference of the Learning Sciences: Indiana University 2006. Proceedings of ICLS 2006, Volume 2 (pp. 920-921). Bloomington, Indiana, USA: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: This study uses the concept of affinity space to analyze youth participation in a summer science camp, examining how students took on virtual identities as astronomers, merged them with their real identities, and, to varying degrees, adopted projective identities of themselves as scientists. Analyzing camper interviews, I investigate the degree to which Astronomy Camp is an affinity space and present individual cases of ways campers make meaning of their research experiences by creating different identities.
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