Written Reconstruction of School Scientific Experiments: The Use of Narratives in Secondary Chemistry Education

Roxana Jara, CRISTIAN GONZALO MERINO RUBILAR, Marcela Arellano, Gisselle Inzunza, Miriam Satlov, Agustín Adúriz-Bravo

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Abstract

In this chapter, we present an implementation of scientific narratives in a chemistry laboratory in secondary school; those narratives were directed to improving students’ learning outcomes in the topic of oxidation-reduction reactions. The aims of our study were: characterizing the written narratives that students produced, and categorizing different ‘types’ of narratives related to the ways in which they approached the reconstruction of the emerging scientific knowledge. As a result, we expected to identify the application of various ‘cognitive-linguistic’ skills in the narratives. Students conducted a series of school science experiments following the guide of a worksheet of standard protocols. Once the lab activity was completed, students were asked to write an interpretive text that became an integral part of their laboratory reports. Our analysis on the narratives showed that many students approached the written reconstruction of the experiments in a ‘descriptive’ way, but other modes were also present.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducation and Technology in Sciences - 1st International Congress, CISETC 2019, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsKlinge Orlando Villalba-Condori, Agustín Aduríz-Bravo, Jari Lavonen, Lung-Hsiang Wong, Tzu-Hua Wang
PublisherSpringer
Pages128-140
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783030453435
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Congress on Education and Technology in Sciences, CISETC 2019 - Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 10 Dec 201912 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1191 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937

Conference

Conference1st International Congress on Education and Technology in Sciences, CISETC 2019
CountryPeru
CityArequipa
Period10/12/1912/12/19

Keywords

  • Lab work
  • Narratives
  • Redox reactions
  • Secondary school chemistry
  • Written reconstruction of experiments

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