Wolff-Michael Roth
Lansdowne Professor (applied cognitive science)



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.FQS: Forum Qualitative Social Research

2 book series: .SENSE: science & math
.SENSE: culture & history

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Wolff-Michael Roth
MacLaurin Building A567
University of Victoria
Victoria, BC
V8P 5C2


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Derrick R. Lavoie and Wolff-Michael Roth (Eds.), Models for Science Teacher Preparation: Theory into Practice. (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Press, 2001).

To order, please contact Kluwer Academic Publishers

(From the backcover description)

This edited book is a must for science educators who desire to improve upon traditional methods for science teaching and learning. It provides background, theoretical research-based frameworks, guidellines, and concrete examples for the implementation and assessment of innovative models of science learning, teaching, and professional preparation. Chapters deal with collaboration, apprenticeship, partnerships, gender equity, science literacy, new technologies, integrated-science curricula, and critical multiculturalism. Each chapter ties threads to national standards for science teaching and preparation, which we hope will facilitate greater enactment of these standards in both schools and universities. Administrators, policy makers, and science-education departments should find the book useful for course evaluation and revision procedures mandated by NCATE and other accrediting agencies. This unique volume gives greater meaning and credibility to science teaching by merging the debilitating gap between theory and practice.

update: 07-JUL-15


new work (2012-15)

- "Limits to generalizing"
- Limits to general expertise
- Experiencing (pereživanie) as developmental category
- On variability in data
- The Emerging Presence
- Vygotsky, Bakhtin, Vološinov
- Theory-practice at work
- Fuzzy Logic
- Theory of Experience
- Online media learning
- Birth of intentions
- Event-in-the-making*
- Post-constructivist ethics
- Pregnance of bodily movement
- Health—personalized science
- Sociocultural perspectives
- Lectures then and now
- Situated cognition
- "I am a Pibidiana"
- Translation—the possible impossible
- Societal mediation of mathematical cognition
- Origin of signs
- Development of concepts
- ZPD symmetrically

making trouble

- "Meaning means nothing"
- What more?
- More reflexivity
- «Mosh»
- Science hegemony
- On editing . . .
- Ethics as social practice
- Political ethics, unethical politics
- Vagaries and politics of funding 1
- Vagaries and politics of funding 2
- Editorial power/authorial suffering


- Radical passivity
- On responsibility . . .
- Identity & Community
- Mêlée & literacy
- Dynamic of life
- Solidarity
- Education and diversity of life
- Living/Lived Math
- Representing mathematical performance
- Indeterminate evolutionary change of language
- Psychology from 1st principles

Science studies
- Struggle over water 2
- Struggle over water 1
- Science and the good citizen
Scientific literacy
- Allgemeinbildung: Readiness for living in risk society
- Citizenship and science education
Gesture studies
- Gestures: The leading edge of literacy...
Workplace math
- The meaning of meaning...
- The emergence of graphing...