Help-words – a Creative Way of Making Sense of visualizations in molecular life science
2010 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
When confronted with the representations and terms of science, students make meaning using the knowledge and language they possess. They make frequent use of conventional expressions, but they also use words that seemingly have no conventional meaning, here labelled help-words. This study explores the verbal resources upper secondary students use to make meaning of molecular life science. The paper gives a description of the phenomenon of non-conventionalised expressions, help-words, based on a study of 20 upper secondary students. The results indicate that help-words are meaningful in learning situations, especially in abstract disciplines such as molecular life science.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Braga, Portugal, 2010.
Help-words, Communication, Molecular life science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-52239OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-52239DiVA: diva2:280786