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Title: Multimodal Texts and Tasks in Elementary Project-based Science
Authors: Fitzgerald, Miranda S
Palincsar, Annemarie Palincsar
Issue Date: Jul-2018
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences, Inc. [ISLS].
Citation: Fitzgerald, M. S. & Palincsar, A. P. (2018). Multimodal Texts and Tasks in Elementary Project-based Science. In Kay, J. and Luckin, R. (Eds.) Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count, 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2018, Volume 1. London, UK: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: This paper describes a study conducted in the context of a larger design-based research project investigating the integration of science, English language arts, and mathematics in elementary grades project-based learning. This study focuses on one third-grade unit in which students read and created multiple multimodal texts, in print and digital forms. Focusing on the design and enactment of two focal texts and associated tasks, we ask: (1) How did the design and enactment of the texts and tasks support third-graders' science and literacy learning? (2) How might modifications to the design of the texts and tasks better support student learning? Findings indicate ways in which the design of the texts and tasks, and the teacher's enactment, synergistically supported students' science and literacy learning, but also point to missed opportunities in the design of the curriculum and its enactment, for further supporting the learning of all students.
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