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First person perspective, objectivity and language

Johansson, Thorsten and Svensson, Lennart LU (2006) AERA (American Educational Research Association) Annual Meeting, 2006
Abstract
In the research project The interplay between language and thought in understanding problems from a student perspective, we have analysed students’ understandings of a physical event. The investigation is done from a first person perspective since we are interested in students’ conceptualisations. In discussions about the physical event of throwing a ball, students describe the event in different ways. We are scrutinizing how they use language to express their understandings. The explanations given in the discussions of the event differ from student to student. Through a detailed analysis of different uses of expressions we are able to characterise the different meanings expressed by use of the same expression and how the use and meaning... (More)
In the research project The interplay between language and thought in understanding problems from a student perspective, we have analysed students’ understandings of a physical event. The investigation is done from a first person perspective since we are interested in students’ conceptualisations. In discussions about the physical event of throwing a ball, students describe the event in different ways. We are scrutinizing how they use language to express their understandings. The explanations given in the discussions of the event differ from student to student. Through a detailed analysis of different uses of expressions we are able to characterise the different meanings expressed by use of the same expression and how the use and meaning of expressions vary and change due to reflection over expressions and their meanings .We find a first person and agent perspective, in line with an intentional expressive view on language meaning and understanding, to be fundamental in understanding students use of language in their understanding and learning of subject matter. (Less)
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first person perspective, agent perspective, meaning, conceptualisation, understanding., language
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10 pages
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AERA (American Educational Research Association) Annual Meeting, 2006
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The interplay between language and thought in understanding problems from a student perspective
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English
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  abstract     = {In the research project The interplay between language and thought in understanding problems from a student perspective, we have analysed students’ understandings of a physical event. The investigation is done from a first person perspective since we are interested in students’ conceptualisations. In discussions about the physical event of throwing a ball, students describe the event in different ways. We are scrutinizing how they use language to express their understandings. The explanations given in the discussions of the event differ from student to student. Through a detailed analysis of different uses of expressions we are able to characterise the different meanings expressed by use of the same expression and how the use and meaning of expressions vary and change due to reflection over expressions and their meanings .We find a first person and agent perspective, in line with an intentional expressive view on language meaning and understanding, to be fundamental in understanding students use of language in their understanding and learning of subject matter.},
  author       = {Johansson, Thorsten and Svensson, Lennart},
  keyword      = {first person perspective,agent perspective,meaning,conceptualisation,understanding.,language},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {10},
  title        = {First person perspective, objectivity and language},
  year         = {2006},
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