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Journal of Research in Science Teaching
written by Ayo Harriet Akatugba and John Wallace
Proportional reasoning is important for students' success in the learning and understanding of physics concepts. Key aspects of students' difficulty with proportional reasoning can be understood only when the social and cultural contexts in which they are embedded are considered. Hence, there is a need for a constructivist investigation of students' constructions of their difficulty and nonuse of proportional reasoning within their immediate social and cultural contexts. A constructivist and interpretive case study was carried out with six physics students from a coeducational senior secondary school, and this provided some insights into the association between cultural heritage, students' worldviews, societal expectations, authoritarianism, upbringing, customs and traditions, language, everyday life, and students' use of proportional reasoning in physics. Students were engaged with various proportional reasoning tasks during which multiple research techniques were employed to generate, analyze, and interpret data using the hermeneutic dialectic process and an emergent approach.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching: Volume 36, Issue 3, Pages 305-320
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Education - Basic Research
- Learning Theory
- Societal Issues
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- High School
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10.1002/(SICI)1098-2736(199903)36:3%3C305::AID-TEA5%3E3.0.CO;2-1
Keywords:
Africa, Case Studies, Cognitive Processes, Constructivism (Learning), Cultural Context, Nigeria, Science Instruction
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Metadata instance created June 13, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
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September 23, 2007 by Lyle Barbato
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March 4, 1999
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A. Akatugba and J. Wallace, , J. Res. Sci. Teaching 36 (3), 305 (1999), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1098-2736(199903)36:3%3C305::AID-TEA5%3E3.0.CO;2-1).
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A. Akatugba and J. Wallace, Sociocultural Influences on Physics Students' Use of Proportional Reasoning in a Non-Western Country, J. Res. Sci. Teaching 36 (3), 305 (1999), <https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1098-2736(199903)36:3%3C305::AID-TEA5%3E3.0.CO;2-1>.
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Akatugba, A., & Wallace, J. (1999, March 4). Sociocultural Influences on Physics Students' Use of Proportional Reasoning in a Non-Western Country. J. Res. Sci. Teaching, 36(3), 305-320. Retrieved April 20, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1098-2736(199903)36:3%3C305::AID-TEA5%3E3.0.CO;2-1
Chicago Format
Akatugba, Ayo Harriet, and John Wallace. "Sociocultural Influences on Physics Students' Use of Proportional Reasoning in a Non-Western Country." J. Res. Sci. Teaching. 36, no. 3, (March 4, 1999): 305-320, https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1098-2736(199903)36:3%3C305::AID-TEA5%3E3.0.CO;2-1 (accessed 20 April 2024).
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Akatugba, Ayo Harriet, and John Wallace. "Sociocultural Influences on Physics Students' Use of Proportional Reasoning in a Non-Western Country." J. Res. Sci. Teaching 36.3 (1999): 305-320. 20 Apr. 2024 <https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1098-2736(199903)36:3%3C305::AID-TEA5%3E3.0.CO;2-1>.
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