Title

Exploring student identity in an intercultural web-assisted scientific inquiry project

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

This qualitative study based on Gee’s (2001) identity theory examined and compared how American and Chinese middle school students develop identities towards science, culture and technology in an intercultural web-assisted scientific inquiry project. Through analysis of online discussions, videoconferences, interviews, surveys and fieldnotes, we explored how students shaped and reshaped their identities throughout scientific inquiry learning and intercultural collaborative activities. In examining identity development during scientific investigation, we offer insights into the intercultural learning context and suggest ways of facilitating identity formation, which can inform such collaborations in the future.

Comments

Copyright 2010 Sage Publications.

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Publication Title

Journal of Research in International Education

Published Citation

Liu, Yingjie, and Robert D. Hannafin. "Exploring student identity in an intercultural web-assisted scientific inquiry project." Journal of Research in International Education 9.2 (2010): 124-140.

DOI

10.1177/1475240910370814

Peer Reviewed