02-06-2020  Tuesday


PhD thesis seminar on "Transacting inquiry in middle school science classrooms: A study exploring the nature of discourse and a spectrum of outcomes" by Ms. Aisha Kawalkar

Date: 02 June, 2020
Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Venue: Outside the Campus

Coordinator: Prof. Sugra Chunawala

  Webinar link: https://webinar.hbcse.tifr.res.in/b/ais-tua-g7c

Mode of Presentation: Virtual Classroom Platform [HBCSE Webinar]


Science involves reasoning about the world in particular ways that are shared by a scientific community (Lemke, 1990). Students are inducted into the practices of science through discourse in the science classroom. The teacher plays a pivotal role in guiding students into this emergent science community through the level and complexity of her questions, the environment created for questioning, and the patterns of teacher-student interactions. This study explores some of these ways in which teachers guide the discourse, activities and ways of thinking in the science classroom, how students appropriate them in their learning and how it affects not just students' understanding of science concepts but also the ways in which they engage with and perceive science and learning.

All are welcome to attend.