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Adapting web-based inquiry learning environments from one country to another: the CoReflect experience

Kyza, Eleni A.; Herodotou, Christothea; Nicolaidou, Iolie; Redfors, Andreas; Hansson, Lena; Schanze, Sascha; Saballus, Ulf; Papadouris, Nicos and Michael, Georgia (2014). Adapting web-based inquiry learning environments from one country to another: the CoReflect experience. In: Bruguière, Catherine; Tiberghien, Andrée and Clément, Pierre eds. Topics and Trends in Current Science Education. Contributions from Science Education Research, 6 (1). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, pp. 567–582.

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This chapter discusses the process of adapting inquiry learning environments (LEs) from one national context to another, drawing from the collaboration of eight partners from Europe and Israel, all participating in the European project “Digital Support for Inquiry, Collaboration, and Reflection on Socio-scientific debates” (CoReflect, Each national Local Working Group (LWG), which was comprised of researchers, practicing teachers, and science experts, used a common theoretical framework to de-sign, enact, and investigate web-based inquiry LEs on socio-scientific issues. Following design-based research and iterative improvements of the LEs through local enactments, the LWGs translated each learning environment in English and one other language. The LEs were adapted and used in authentic classroom environments in a different country. Four of the seven adaptations are reported here and implications for educational praxis are discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2014 Springer Science+Business Media
ISBN: 94-007-7280-7, 978-94-007-7280-9
Extra Information: 9th ESERA Conference Selected Contributions
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
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Item ID: 44558
Depositing User: Christothea Herodotou
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2015 08:31
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:35
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