Pre-conference workshops will be conducted on Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 9am to 12pm. All workshops are 3 hours each (including a short tea break), and will run concurrently.

Pre-conference workshops are open to participants and non-participants of the conference. Please refer to the Registration page for workshop fees and registration procedure. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

9am - 12pm

Workshop 1

Using Video Analysis to Reframe Research on Classroom Interactions

Sonya Martin

, Seoul National University, Korea

In this workshop, graduate students will be provided a brief history about the use of video in teacher education and science teacher education. Following this introduce, students will be introduced to features about various video analysis tools to help decide which tools are needed for their research. Next, students will learn about methods for analyzing video (including zooming, controlling time, and conducting micro analysis and off-print analysis). Students are introduced to various examples from published articles to highlight the ways in which video can be used to examine different issues in science teaching and learning. Finally, students will be supported to develop their own plan for using video (set-up, capture, data logging, and points for analysis) for their own research questions. We conclude by considering what issues could be re-searched from new perspectives using video as a tool.

9am - 12pm

Workshop 2

Infusing argumentation in Planning and Carrying Out Investigations: The ‘E-E’ continuum and 5D Model

Richard A. Duschl

, Penn State University, USA

This workshop is an introduction to two planning and instructional models that promote the use of evidence in the development of explanations and the carrying out of investigations. For the first half of the workshop, participants will learn about different argumentation models used to create knowledge-building student-centred science learning environments. Here, participants will be introduced to the ‘Evidence to Explanation’ (‘E-E’) continuum model for linking questions-measurement-data-evidence-models-explanations. Participants will participate in a short investigation involving the taking of measurements and the representation of evidence. For the second half of the workshop, the 5D model will be presented as a framework for infusing argumentation discourse into planning and carrying out investigations. This is done at five points along the ‘E-E’ continuum to highlight the ‘struggle’ of knowledge building in science. Samples of student work will be discussed to examine how to engage in formative assessments of students conceptual, procedural, and epistemic learning and discourse. 

Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this workshop by Dr Richard Duschl replaces the workshop by Dr Victor Sampson originally scheduled. Please see latest news for information on this change in Workshop 2. Registered attendees have been contacted via email on the options available to them.