BiographyKok-Sing Tang is an Associate Professor at the School of Education and the Discipline Lead of the STEM Education Research Group at Curtin University. He received a BA and MSc in Physics from the University of Cambridge and a MA and PhD in Education from the University of Michigan. His research examines the role of language, discourse and representations in supporting scientific literacy.
Kok-Sing has published in and reviewed for numerous top journals, including Science Education, Cognition & Instruction and Journal of Engineering Education. He is currently an editorial board member of Science Education. He is also a founding leader of a SIG called Languages & Literacies in Science Education, established in 2017 within the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA). His latest book is Discourse strategies for science teaching and learning: Research and practice in the prestigious Teaching and Learning in Science Series by Routledge.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Topics: Scientific Literacy, Multimodality, Classroom Discourse, Science Explanation & Argumentation, STEM Education, Disciplinary Literacy
Theories: Social Semiotics, Systemic Functional Linguistics, Actor-Network Theory, Vygotsky Sociocultural Theory
Methods: Discourse Analysis, Multimodal Analysis, Video Analysis, Design Research
Published: Sep 18, 2020
This is a presentation for a 2020 conference at Australasia Science Education Research Association (ASERA). It is also an introduction to the book "Discourse Strategies for Science Teaching & Learning" published by Routledge.