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Modeling as a Tool to Improve Second Language Learners’ Descriptions of Non-Spontaneous Chemistry Concepts
Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1194-2573
Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5283-7038
Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3349-226x
2022 (English)In: Science Education International, ISSN 1450-104X, E-ISSN 2077-2327, Vol. 33, no 2, p. 181-191Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study investigated how modeling in chemistry affect second language learners’ descriptions of polymeric concepts. The aim was to investigate how chemistry discussions mediated by representations, contribute to second language students’ development in the language of chemistry. The study took place in three multilingual upper secondary classes. Participating students were (n = 16) second language learners and (n = 14) first language learners. There were in total eight different first languages represented. Data comprised polymeric concept descriptions, audio recordings, and photos taken during modeling. The concept descriptions were analyzed by an inductive content analysis which was then used for a deductive analysis of the modeling-activity. The results show that 65% of second language learners concept descriptions showed an increased clarity, and 45% showed increased use of chemical concepts after the modeling-activity. This study highlights how students in a multilingual context develop their language of chemistry by discussing chemistry scaffolded by representations. The results show that second language learners in a multilingual context benefited from the modeling-activity. As such, the study acknowledges that modeling contexts can be used in teacher education, both in-service and pre-service, to highlight the importance of the role of representations when teaching in the multilingual context.

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Izmir: International Council of Associations for Science Education , 2022. Vol. 33, no 2, p. 181-191
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Chemistry, modeling-based teaching, language of chemistry, multilingual, second language learners
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Smart Cities and Communities, LeaDS - Learning in a Digitalised Society; Smart Cities and Communities
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-47061DOI: 10.33828/sei.v33.i2.6Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85144776444OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-47061DiVA, id: diva2:1669079
Available from: 2022-06-14 Created: 2022-06-14 Last updated: 2023-02-15Bibliographically approved

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