Science Learning through Embodied Performances in Elementary and Middle School

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Co-PI(s): Rebecca Kotler, Nathan Phillips, Rachelle Tsachor, and Rebecca Woodard, University of Illinois at Chicago

Science Learning through Embodied Performances in Elementary and Middle School is a partnership to design and study science learning through embodied (experiential and dramatic) performances in grades 1-6 in urban schools with mostly students of color and various ethnolinguistic heritages. Embracing embodied ways of knowing, we focus on exploring how science learning unfolds in the midst of experiencing or acting out science ideas, how multimodal literacy practices support meaning making, and how identity construction is shaped by and shapes enactments of science ideas.

Read about the Science Learning through Embodied Performances in Elementary and Middle School project and watch vignettes from elementary and middle school project classrooms.

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