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dc.contributor.authorUnsworth, Len
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-21T12:01:00Z
dc.date.issued2001en
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Science Education, 23(6), p. 585-609en
dc.identifier.issn0950-0693en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/9en
dc.description.abstractSince 'it is written texts - and the talk around them - that provide the discursive means for the development of the 'higher mental functions' (Wells 1994), the quality of writing and explicit use of texts in teaching warrant close attention. This is not to diminish theimportance of 'hands on' investigations, observation and negotiation of understanding through talk. However, the complementary use of effective texts has a significant role. This article demonstrates how functional language analyses differentiate explanation types andspecify language features relevant to the effectiveness of texts in apprenticing students to the language forms of scientific English. Key differences between different types of explanations are illustrated, then sample text analyses show how language features index variation in explanation quality. Implications are drawn for the selection and use of texts and the role of knowledge about language in teaching critical comprehension and composition of science explanations.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Ltden
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Science Educationen
dc.titleEvaluating the language of different types of explanations in junior high school science textsen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09500690010006473en
dcterms.accessRightsUNE Greenen
dc.subject.keywordsScience, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogyen
local.contributor.firstnameLen
local.subject.for2008130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogyen
local.subject.seo740102 Primary educationen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Educationen
local.profile.emaillunswort@une.edu.auen
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local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordpes:3588en
local.publisher.placeUKen
local.format.startpage585en
local.format.endpage609en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume23en
local.identifier.issue6en
local.access.fulltextYesen
local.contributor.lastnameUnsworthen
dc.identifier.staffune-id:lunsworten
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dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleEvaluating the language of different types of explanations in junior high school science textsen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
local.description.statisticsepubsVisitors: 260<br />Views: 248<br />Downloads: 25en
local.search.authorUnsworth, Len
local.open.fileurlhttps://rune.une.edu.au/web/retrieve/e311bcd1-b215-40d7-802d-adf534edfd1aen
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