Revista mexicana de física
Print version ISSN 0035-001X
MICHINEL, J. L. El lenguaje y algunas tendencias en investigación en educación de la física. Rev. mex. fis. [online]. 2006, vol.52, suppl.3, pp. 12-15. ISSN 0035-001X.
The paper highlights the role of language in research field of science's education. It identifies themes exposed from distinct language perspectives and also the movement toward language matters. The papers retrieved bring communicational and functional aspect of language including its constitution and use, i.e. the text function. We have detect research stresses on literature and writing studies; on language analysis (structure, function and functioning); also on language appearance and structure. We've also become aware of two important issue: a significant increase of woks related to such matter published in last decades and the research's interest movement toward language issue, no matter it were explicit or not. It has been handled to understand process: a) in problem solution; b) in representations studies; c) in teachers' formation; d) of cultural reflection, science based, at school; e) strategies of finding and overcome conceptual framework contradictions; f) analyses models which request a language to describe thought structures such as common sense or scientific; g) related to reading function, aiming to enlarge the understanding and evoke of science text contents; h) in the text functioning in reading or listening by student and tutor.
Keywords : Language; educational research; physics education.