Sunday, April 10, 2016

Core Practice in Science Ed - Facilitating Classroom Discourse

Facilitating Classroom Discourse
The teacher creates opportunities for students to engage in science related talk with the teacher and among peers. Fluency with this practice is demonstrated by the teacher providing opportunities for small group and whole class discussion; facilitates students’ sharing of evidence- and/or model-based explanations and arguments; and encourages students to take up, clarify, and justify the ideas of others. Furthermore, this practice focuses on the extent to which the teacher can establish the normative rules for discourse between students and model common discursive practices used in science. (p 1197)

from Kloser, M. (2014). Identifying a core set of science teaching practices: A Delphi expert panel approach. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 51(9), 1185–1217. doi: 10.1002/tea.21171

Core Practice Consortium