Banter: An Alternative Strategy in Creating a Learning Community


In this qualitative study we investigated the role of bantering in creating a learning community for science education. The curriculum was centered on a technology-integrated Project Based Approach (PBA). We examined the pattern of in-service teachers’ interaction with such a learning environment and perceptions of their future instructional practices that result from collaborative reflection on the use of Banter throughout the semester. The findings suggest that exposure to bantering interaction not only helped the in-service teachers to make decisions about the scientific issues they will face in the future but also helped to construct a more inquiry based understanding of the issues in science teaching. Methodological limits and possibilities were explored through the use of data analysis software such as Inspiration and NVivo.

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Bhattacharyya, S. (2013) Banter: An Alternative Strategy in Creating a Learning Community. Creative Education, 4, 196-204. doi: 10.4236/ce.2013.43030.

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