This action research study examines what common perceptions and constructs currently exist in educating adult immigrants in Arizona and considers how might the integration of citizen science with the current English curriculum promote higher order thinking and educational equity in this population. A citizen science project called the Mastodon Matrix Project was introduced to a Level 2 ELAA (English Language Acquisition for Adults) classroom and aligned with the Arizona Adult Standards for ELAA education. Pre and post attitudinal surveys, level tests, and personal meaning maps were implemented to assess student attitudes towards science, views on technology, English skills, and knowledge gained as a result of doing citizen science over a period of 8 weeks.
- Pathways of knowing: integrating citizen science and critical thinking in the adult ELL classroom
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- Adult Education
- English as a Second Language
- science education
- Citizen Science
- cognitive justice
- critical ontology
- critical thinking
- English language instruction
- Immigrant and refugee education
- English language--Study and teaching--Arizona--Foreign speakers.
- English language
- Science--Study and teaching--Activity programs--Arizona.
- Science--Social aspects--Arizona.
- Adult students--Education--Arizona.
- Adult students
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Statement of Responsibility
by Melody Basham