Using student knowledge to enhance inquiry: A theoretical and practical view of negotiation in a science classroom
Assimilation, Negotiation, Science classroom, Student knowledge
Journal of Educational Enquiry
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the role of negotiation in a science classroom, specifically how teachers can improve their students' ability to construct a scientific claim by focusing on their students' knowledge and how it changes throughout the unit. The paper will attempt to define key aspects of negotiation, the students' role in negotiation, the teacher's role in promoting negotiation, and how negotiation can potentially increase the opportunity for conceptual change in students. Negotiation will be discussed as a notion of assimilation, accommodation, and a relationship of construction and critique.
Original Publication Date
Kuhn, Mason Albert, "Using student knowledge to enhance inquiry: A theoretical and practical view of negotiation in a science classroom" (2015). Faculty Publications. 1296.