1st Edition

Theory and Methods for Sociocultural Research in Science and Engineering Education

Edited By Gregory J. Kelly, Judith L. Green Copyright 2019
    298 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    298 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Introducing original methods for integrating sociocultural and discourse studies into science and engineering education, this book provides a much-needed framework for how to conduct qualitative research in this field. The three dimensions of learning identified in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) create a need for research methods that examine the sociocultural components of science education. With cutting-edge studies and examples consistent with the NGSS, this book offers comprehensive research methods for integrating discourse and sociocultural practices in science and engineering education and provides key tools for applying this framework for students, pre-service teachers, scholars, and researchers.

    List of Figures

    List of Contributors

    Forward: Meeting Methodological Challenges

    [María Pilar Jiménez-Aleixandre]

    1. Framing Issues of theory and methods for the study of science and engineering education

    [Gregory Kelly & Judith Green]

    2. Making science and gender in kindergarten

    [Alicia McDyre]

    3. Multimodal analysis of decision making in elementary engineering

    [Carmen Vanderhoof]

    4. Translanguaging about socioscientific issues in middle school science

    [Peter Licona]

    5. Learning through improvement from failure in elementary engineering design projects

    [Matt Johnson]

    6. An Interactional Ethnography Perspective to Analyze Informal Formative Assessments (IFAs) to Build Epistemic and Conceptual Coherence in Science Learning

    [Asli Sezen-Barrie & Rachel Mulvaney]

    7. Emotional discourse as constructed in environmental science

    [Beth Hufnagel]

    8. Discourse of professional pedagogical vision in teacher education

    [Arzu Tanis Ozcelik & Scott McDonald]

    9. Analyzing the generative nature of science teachers’ professional development discourse

    [Amy Ricketts]

    10. Commentary: Constructing transparency in designing and conducting multilayered research in science and engineering education: Potentials and challenges of ethnographically informed discourse-based methodologies

    [Audra Skukauskaite]

    11. Commentary: Research methods for the advancement of possibility knowledge and practice in science and engineering education

    [Kristiina Kumpulainen]

    Appendix A: How we look at discourse: Definitions of sociolinguistic units

    [Judith Green & Gregory J. Kelly]


    Gregory J. Kelly is Senior Associate Dean for Research, Outreach, and Technology and Distinguished Professor of Education in the College of Education at Pennsylvania State University, USA.

    Judith L. Green is Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.

     "Kelly and Green have developed insights and research methods to examine classroom discourse, and the book structure, organized around eight chapters illustrating specific methods, gives it an innovative nature, while the rigour and depth of the contributions anticipate that it will soon become a classic."
    --From the Foreword by María Pilar Jiménez-Aleixandre, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

     "The text provides a unique opportunity to understand the combination of research lenses, tools, and decision-making when using large-scale video and qualitative data sets. The contributions include rigorous grounding in sociocultural traditions coupled with cutting edge of considerations of contemporary science and engineering learning settings."
    -- Heidi Carlone, Hooks Distinguished Professor of STEM Education, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro