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Nolen, Susan Bobbitt; Wetzstein, Lia; Goodell, Alexandra – Cognition and Instruction, 2020
Disciplinary activity in science is tool-mediated, and instructional designers often build in opportunities for students to use the conceptual and material tools of the discipline as they engage in activity. When this activity takes place in schools, students and teachers may modify or reject disciplinary tools to fit the goals of schooling. We…
Descriptors: High School Students, Advanced Placement Programs, Student Projects, Active Learning
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Nolen, Susan Bobbitt; Horn, Ilana S.; Ward, Christopher J.; Childers, Sarah A. – Cognition and Instruction, 2011
We present a longitudinal study of novice teachers' appropriation, negotiation, and recontextualization of assessment tools and practices. During the four years of the study, we observed and interviewed beginning mathematics and social studies teachers, along with their colleagues, mentors, and supervisors, from their time in a graduate secondary…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Learning
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Nolen, Susan Bobbitt – Cognition and Instruction, 2007
In a 3-year longitudinal, mixed-method study, 67 children in two schools were observed during literacy activities in Grades 1-3. Children and their teachers were interviewed each year about the children's motivation to read and write. Taking a grounded theory approach, content analysis of the child interview protocols identified the motivations…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Student Motivation, Reading Attitudes, Writing Attitudes
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Nolen, Susan Bobbitt – Cognition and Instruction, 2001
Studied kindergarten children's emergent motivation to read and write, its relation to developing concepts of reading and writing, and it relation to their teachers instructional goals and classroom norms. Findings extend understanding of how young children's literacy motivation influences, and is influenced by, their classroom literacy culture.…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Emergent Literacy, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children