Teaching physics in a deprived urban area: co-construction of the reference with a half class group and the whole class group

  • Patrice Venturini
  • Chantal Amade-Escot
Keywords: Reference co-construction, deprived area, didactic joint action, physics didactics

Abstract

To better understand ordinary teaching practices, this article compares the way a physics teacher co-constructed reference with her students working with a half class group and with the whole class group. We observed that when the teacher works in a half class group, she succeeds conditionally in building an effective partnership with students for elaborating knowledge. We also observed that the strategies she uses are less effective in the whole class, collaboration being more uncertain. This leads the teacher to get an «overhanging» posture

Published
01-09-2009
How to Cite
Venturini, P., & Amade-Escot, C. (2009). Teaching physics in a deprived urban area: co-construction of the reference with a half class group and the whole class group. Swiss Journal of Educational Research, 31(2), 419-440. https://doi.org/10.24452/sjer.31.2.5102