Researching science learning through student-generated digital media



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Hoban, G. (2016). Researching science learning through student-generated digital media. In W. Nielsen, G. Hoban & A. Shepherd (Eds.), Student-generated Digital Media in Science Education (pp. 25-35). London: Routledge.


This chapter provides a theoretical background to the notion of researching learning when students create assignments in science and in science teacher education courses using digital media. Surprisingly, the number of research articles on students learning science through creating media is less than 50 worldwide. Students are increasingly making media for their social media sites; the notion of them creating media as assignments in science is under-utilised and under researched, as explained in Chapter 2. The combination of the students' accessibility to technology, ease of use and the possibilities for engagement in learning should make the implementation of media making in student assignments very attractive to academics. It is, we think, a rich landscape for research in teaching and is applicable to students in both science teacher education and science discipline courses, hence the need for this chapter.

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