The importance of how classroom discourse can be used to support science learning has gained national attention with respect to both science teaching and research across K12 and higher education. In this review article, we examine a commonly referenced set of nine frameworks for use inscienceclassrooms. Specifically, we examine the ways in which various frameworks emphasize the structure (i.e.,form) or practical use (i.e.,function) of language across classroom settings, and the impact of such an emphasis on the facilitation and analysis of science classroom discourse. The findings from this review should help researchers investigate and educators facilitate classroom discourse in ways that ensure that all students can participate in and demonstrate their scientific understanding.
Research in Science Education
Criswell, B. A., Rushton, G. T., & Shah, L. (2020). Exploring the Form and the Function: a Review of Science Discourse Frameworks in the Service of Research and Practice. Research in Science Education http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11165-020-09959-1