Explorations in Science Education through the lens of Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT)

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3.2 Multi-method approaches: Issues, challenges and promising directions
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Paper in a Symposium (Symp)
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20 minutes
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The @fise research group at the University of Ioannina, Greece focuses on the establishment of Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) as a substantial paradigm in Science teaching. The growing interest of global educational scientific community has a strong impact on the research work and contributes to the emergent agenda of STEM education. Research work has proved that CHAT as a tool for designing and analyzing science activities offers the dynamics to explore the multiple roles, the division of labour and the tools used to achieve a prosperous educational process. Within this frame, research was conducted in order to design and analyze Science Education activities in the following cases: • A science teaching program for primary schools enriched by the History and Philosophy of Science as well as ICT technologies and based on Engeström's expansive learning. • Design and analysis of Science Education activities in order to study the interactive systems that are formed during science teaching as well as the role of the teacher. • Development of an Innovative Science Curriculum for the early grades in order to introduce teaching scientific concepts by using cartoons. • Development of a distant learning course in order to design teaching materials, supporting tools, and a teacher education curriculum for living things. Results have shown that CHAT offers a cross-scientific field of action in which authority and expertise are put under question. Furthermore, authority transforms from personal to collective activity in the sense that the learning experience is totally related to the social environment the individual was grown up.
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University of Ioannina Greece
Professor in Science Education
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University of Ioannina
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University of Ioannina
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University of Ioannina
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School of Education, Department of Early Childhood Education, University of Ioannina

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