Scientific Discourse

Scientific Discourse

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Scientific Discourse examines the nature of scientific inquiry in the primary school classroom to show how this interacts with early literacy. Through an examination of the texts used and produced by pupils studying science the author shows how what is at work in this context of scientific discourse is actually multiliteracy. The teacher aids the pupils' learning using different forms of literacy spread across the spoken word, written text, visual text and physical action. The result of this diverse approach is a growth not only in scientific knowledge, but basic literacy. The book provides a theoretical introduction to developmental literacy theory, current positions of science education and advanced theories of multiliteracy and genre theory. The new theory of scientific discourse presented in this book will be of interest to researchers of applied linguistics, discourse analysis and education.Next to each circle and the overlapping area was a lined area for writing in the name ... The name of the third overlapping category was not specified anywhere on the worksheet. This directed the ... These different titles designate different understandings of the meaning of the interlocking circles of the Venn diagram. ... Titles 3 and 4 consisted of repeating the clearer categories of once alive/ never alive.


Title:Scientific Discourse
Author:David Ian Hanauer
Publisher:A&C Black - 2006-06-23
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