Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Lori Norton-Meier

Second Advisor

Carol Fuhler

Third Advisor

Debra Marquart

Abstract

This study stems from an examination of writing samples generated by the Science Writing Heuristic (SWH)---a multi-year longitudinal study that employs a teaching methodology meant to investigate the impact of connecting science learning with literacy---with additional insight generated by discourse analysis of teacher interviews and a focus group.;Among this study's goals are the investigation of the role of these writing samples within the practice of education, the use of writing as vehicle for the construction of knowledge, and the role of these samples within the larger SWH. More specifically, this study hopes to unlock connections between its own theoretical framework of knowledge construction, the writing samples examined, the teachers in the classrooms that generated the samples, and the methodology behind their teaching practice.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16086

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Ryan Robert Kelly

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1453085

OCLC Number

236169957

ISBN

9780549541356

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

115 pages

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