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Improving the learning environment for Aboriginal students in science classrooms

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MURDOCH RESEARCH REPOSITORY This is the author’s final version of the work, as accepted for publication following peer review but without the publisher’s layout or pagination. The definitive version is available at Roth, W-M, Ritchie, S.M., Hudson, P. and Mergard, V. (2011) A study of laughter in science lessons. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 48 (5). pp. 437-458. Copyright: © 2011 Wiley Periodicals It is posted here for your personal use. No further distribution is permitted. LAUGHTER IN SCIENCE CLASSROOMS 1 Manuscript prepared for submission to Journal of Research in Science Teaching A Study of Laughter in Science Lessons Wolff-­‐Michael Roth1, Stephen M. Ritchie2, Peter Hudson2, Victoria Mergard2 1Universith of Victoria, 2Queensland University of Technology, Address: Wolff-­‐Michael Roth, Lansdowne Professor of Applied Cognitive Science, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, V8W 3N4, Canada. Tel: #1-­‐250-­‐721-­‐7885; FAX: #1-­‐250-­‐721-­‐7598; Email: [email protected] Running Head: LAUGHTER IN SCIENCE CLASSROOMS LAUGHTER IN SCIENCE CLASSROOMS 2 A Study of Laughter in Science Lessons Abstract Laughter is a fundamental human phenomenon. Yet there is little educational research on the potential functions of laughter on the enacted (lived) curriculum. In this study, we identify the functions of laughter in a beginning science teacher’s classroom throughout her first year of teaching. Our

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