Item description for Science, Learning, Identity: Sociocultural and Cultural-Historical Perspectives by Wolff-Michael Roth & Kenneth Tobin...
Over the recent years, identity has become one of the most central theoretical concept and topics of scholarship in a number of disciplines, including science education. In this volume, leading science educators articulate in carefully prepared case studies their theoretical perspective on science, learning, and identity. More importantly, the authors of the chapters in the different parts of the book engage each other in a collaboratively written chapter concerning some of the central issues that have arisen from their individual studies; and in particular they engage each other over the similarities and differences between their approaches. This book, which features detailed case studies of identity as both resource and outcomes of learners in a variety of settings, will be of interest to anyone concerned with learning science in and out-of schools. The book also caters for readers who have wondered about how identity mediates science learning and, simultaneously, how engagement in science-related tasks and activities mediates the emergence and development of identities. The general tenor of all chapters is a cultural-historical and sociocultural framework that is brought to issues of identity, thereby inherently transcending the individual person and linking identity to cultural possibilities.
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Studio: Sense Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.1" Height: 1" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Mar 23, 2007
Publisher Sense Publishers
ISBN 9087900805 ISBN13 9789087900809
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More About Wolff-Michael Roth & Kenneth Tobin
WOLFF-MICHAEL ROTH is Professor of Applied Cognitive Science at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. He taught science, mathematics, and computer science before beginning his current career in phenomenologically and sociologically oriented research.
Wolff-Michael Roth was born in 1953 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Victoria, Canada.