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dc.contributor.advisorDruin, Allisonen_US
dc.contributor.advisorStieff, Mikeen_US
dc.contributor.authorYip, Jason C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-24T05:40:17Z
dc.date.available2014-06-24T05:40:17Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/15161
dc.description.abstractIn my dissertation, I set out to explore the following research question on bridging: How does ownership evolve as learners engage in a guided inquiry-based science learning environment focused on design and technology usage? My dissertation explores a case study of four learners involved in an afterschool program called Kitchen Chemistry (KC). KC is a nonformal learning environment in which learners engage in scientific practices within the context of cooking. Learners engage in inquiry practices through the development of their own scientific food investigations. In my study I examined how four focal learners come to develop a sense of ownership of science learning as they each develop their own personal food investigations. Using Wenger's (1998) framework of identity formation in communities of practice (imagination, engagement, and alignment), my study shows that a learner's identity and social dynamics from home, school, and informal learning shape and fashion what he or she chooses to own, how ownership is expressed, and how that ownership can both support and hinder a learner's science learning.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe Evolution of Science Ownership in Learners Engaged in Design and Technology Usageen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCurriculum and Instructionen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEducationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledIdentityen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledKitchen Chemistryen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledNonformal / informal learningen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledOwnershipen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledScience inquiryen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledTechnologyen_US


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