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Social Semiotics in Higher Education: Examples from teaching and learning in undergraduate physics
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Physics Didactics. (Physics Education Research)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3244-2586
2015 (English)In: SACF Singapore-Sweden Excellence Seminars, Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research in Higher Education (STINT) , 2015, p. 103-Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Social semiotics is a broad construct where all communication in a particular social group is viewed as being realized by the use of semiotic resources. In social semiotics the particular meaning assigned to these semiotic resources is negotiated within the group itself and has often developed over an extended period of time. In the discipline of physics, examples of such semiotic resources are; graphs, diagrams, mathematics, language, etc. 

In this presentation, social semiotics is used to build theory with respect to the construction and sharing of disciplinary knowledge in the teaching and learning of university physics. Based on empirical studies of physics students, a number of theoretical constructs have been developed in our research group. These constructs are: disciplinary affordance, disciplinary discourse, discursive fluency, discourse imitation and critical constellations. I will present these constructs and examine their usefulness for problematizing teaching and learning with multiple representations in higher education.

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Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research in Higher Education (STINT) , 2015. p. 103-
Keyword [en]
Higher education, social semiotics, multimodality, pedagogical affordance, disciplinary affordance, undergraduate physics, multiple representations, critical constellations
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Didactics Other Physics Topics
Research subject
Physics with specialization in Physics Education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-266049OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-266049DiVA: diva2:867422
Conference
Concorde Hotel/ National Institute of Education,Singapore, 3-5 November 2015
Funder
The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT)
Available from: 2015-11-05 Created: 2015-11-05 Last updated: 2015-11-05Bibliographically approved

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