ERIC Number: EJ1124327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Exploring a Century of Advancements in the Science of Learning
Murphy, P. Karen; Knight, Stephanie L.
Review of Research in Education, v40 n1 p402-456 Mar 2016
The past century has yielded a plethora of advancements in the science of learning, from expansions in the theoretical frames that undergird education research to cultural and contextual considerations in educational practice. The overarching purpose of this chapter is to explore and document the growth and development of the science of learning using a tripartite approach. The authors first provide an overview of definitions of learning that have been forwarded in the extant literature, with particular emphasis on journals published by the American Educational Research Association. Next, they overview the epistemic frames that have undergirded investigations of learning during the past century. Finally, they explore the ways in which the nature of investigations of learning has transitioned over time and how these transitions have manifested themselves in settings such as classrooms. In reflecting on the maturation and adaptation of the science of learning over the past century, the authors conclude with thoughts on the future of the science of learning.
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Educational Research, Educational Practices, Outcomes of Education, Epistemology, Investigations, Learning, Cultural Context, Constructivism (Learning), Comparative Analysis
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