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Learner reflections on the use of slowmation as a tool for creating effective explanations in a science teacher education programme

Amos, Ruth and Campbell, Sandra (2015) Learner reflections on the use of slowmation as a tool for creating effective explanations in a science teacher education programme. In: Learning Science through Creating Digital Media: Improving engagement and understanding. Routledge. (In Press)

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Abstract

Pre-service science teachers need to understand the nuances of moving from description of scientific phenomena to explanation, and particularly how to transform explanations for school science. This understanding underpins good science teaching. Slowmation-creation requires active research into, and deconstruction of, accepted and alternative ideas, followed by re-construction using explanatory tools which are meaningful for learners. Slowmation therefore allows PSTs to actively build science explanations by designing novel representations for abstract entities. When PSTs design, create and present slowmations, then discuss intended meanings of signs and symbols with peers, they begin to develop the skills of reflective practice.

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Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2014 14:02
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 09:57
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