The Changes of Students' Learning and Identity through Science Class Participations - Focused on 'Seasonal Change' Unit -

과학수업 참여에 따른 초등학생의 학습과 정체성의 변화 - '계절의 변화' 단원을 중심으로 -

  • Received : 2015.12.10
  • Accepted : 2016.02.04
  • Published : 2016.02.29


This study aimed to understand students' learning in elementary science classes in terms of participatory perspective. Participatory perspective is based on the participationist views on learning. Based on the participatory perspective, this study used two concepts of participationism: 'the changes of learning on commognition' of Sfard (2007) and 'the identity' of Wenger (1998/2007). Based on these concepts, four episodes of an elementary science class were analyzed. The results showed that students carried out their learning from objective-level learning to meta-level learning. And students defined who they are by identifying and negotiating scientific meaning during the learning. These results showed students become members of science community through their participations in science class.


participation;participatory perspective;commognition;identity;objective-level learning;meta-level learning;identification;negotiability


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