NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Laws, Policies, & Programs
Showing 1 to 15 of 568 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Fielding, Jill; Makar, Katie – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2022
Conceptual challenge is often considered a necessary ingredient for promoting deep learning in an inquiry-based environment. However, challenge alone does not support conceptual development. In this paper, we draw on complexity theory as a theoretical lens to explore how a primary teacher facilitated students' conceptual change through repeated…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Statistics Education, Mathematics Education, Elementary School Mathematics
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Pöysä-Tarhonen, Johanna; Häkkinen, Päivi; Tarhonen, Pasi; Näykki, Piia; Järvelä, Sanna – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2022
Collaborative problem solving (CPS) is widely recognized as a prominent 21st-century skill to be mastered. Until recently, research on CPS has often focused on problem solution by the individual; the interest in investigating how the theorized problem-solving constructs function as broader social units, such as pairs or small groups, is relatively…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Cooperative Learning, Geometry, Preservice Teacher Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Prinz, Anja; Kollmer, Julia; Flick, Lisa; Renkl, Alexander; Eitel, Alexander – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2022
Prior research indicates that student teachers frequently have misconceptions about multimedia learning. Our experiment with N = 96 student teachers revealed that, in contrast to standard texts, refutation texts are effective to address misconceptions about multimedia learning. However, there seems to be no added benefit of making…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Multimedia Materials
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Li, Ling; Farias Herrera, Liliana; Liang, Leming; Law, Nancy – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2022
In the learning design community, there has been an increasing recognition of the value of positioning teaching as a design science, in which teachers craft and test effective learning conditions through a goal-oriented and evidence-based procedure. However, the existing models and tools supporting teachers' design practice focus primarily on…
Descriptors: Models, Evaluation Methods, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Hu, Liru; Chen, Gaowei – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2022
This study investigated students' turn-taking patterns during dialogic collaborative problem solving, with analysis based on the participation-shift analytical framework. 168 primary fourth-grade students were assigned to 42 groups and worked on three mathematical problems for a total of 30 minutes. Group-level analysis revealed that most students…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Cooperative Learning, Problem Solving
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Rasa, Tapio; Palmgren, Elina; Laherto, Antti – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2022
To promote students' value-based agency, responsible science and sustainability, science education must address how students think about their personal and collective futures. However, research has shown that young people find it difficult to fully relate to the future and its possibilities, and few studies have focused on the potential of science…
Descriptors: Science Education, Futures (of Society), Student Experience, Quantum Mechanics
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Nesimyan -- Agadi, Dina; Ben Zvi Assaraf, Orit – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2022
Informal learning environments can be a fun and effective means of introducing visitors to a variety of topics in evolution. Our study examined 120 sixth-grade students' conceptualisation of evolutionary ideas following three evolution-themed "Science Days" at 'Nature Campus'--an informal learning environment in Central Israel comprised…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Grade 6, Science Instruction, Evolution
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Glogger-Frey, Inga; Treier, Anne-Katrin; Renkl, Alexander – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2022
A worked-out or an open inventing problem with contrasting cases can prepare learners for learning from subsequent instruction differently regarding motivation and cognition. In addition, such activities potentially initiate different learning processes during the subsequent ("future") learning phase. In this experiment (N = 45…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Motivation, Learning Processes, Learning Strategies
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Kang, Jina; Baker, Ryan; Feng, Zhang; Na, Chungsoo; Granville, Peter; Feldon, David F. – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2022
Threshold concepts are transformative elements of domain knowledge that enable those who attain them to engage domain tasks in a more sophisticated way. Existing research tends to focus on the identification of threshold concepts within undergraduate curricula as challenging concepts that prevent attainment of subsequent content until mastered.…
Descriptors: Fundamental Concepts, Bayesian Statistics, Learning Processes, Research Skills
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bichler, Sarah; Stadler, Matthias; Bühner, Markus; Greiff, Samuel; Fischer, Frank – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2022
Extensive research has established that successful learning from an example is conditional on an important learning activity: self-explanation. Moreover, a model for learning from examples suggests that self-explanation quality mediates effects of examples on learning outcomes (Atkinson et al. in Rev Educ Res 70:181-214, 2000). We investigated…
Descriptors: Statistics, Statistics Education, Problem Solving, Executive Function
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Hovardas, Tasos; Zacharia, Zacharias; Xenofontos, Nikoletta; de Jong, Ton – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2022
We extended research on scaffolds for formulating scientific hypotheses, namely the Hypothesis Scratchpad (HS), in the domain of relative density. The sample comprised of secondary school students who used three different configurations of the HS: Fully structured, containing all words needed to formulate a hypothesis in the domain of the study;…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Science Process Skills, Hypothesis Testing, Secondary School Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Liu, Chen-Chung; Wen, Cai-Ting; Chang, Hsin-Yi; Chang, Ming-Hua; Lai, Po-Han; Fan Chiang, Shih-Hsun; Yang, Chih-Wei; Hwang, Fu-Kwun – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2022
Virtual labs provide space for students to iteratively test, observe, and revise their understanding so as to improve their scientific literacy. However, one of the challenges that students face is that they need to think and act like scientists so as to be sensitively alert to methodological flaws and various sources of error. This study thus…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Computer Simulation, Science Process Skills, Educational Technology
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Haelermans, Carla – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2022
This study analyses the effects of group differentiation by students' learning strategies of around 1200 students in 46 classes from eight secondary schools in the Netherlands. In an experimental setup with randomization at the class level, division of students over three groups per class (an instruction-independent group, an average group, and an…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Learning Strategies, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Krüger, Johanna T.; Höffler, Tim N.; Wahl, Martin; Knickmeier, Katrin; Parchmann, Ilka – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2022
Interactive computer simulations and hands-on experiments are important teaching methods in modern science education. Especially for the communication of complex current topics with social relevance (socioscientific issues), suitable methods in science education are of great importance. However, previous studies could not sufficiently clarify the…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students, Hands on Science
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Lardi, Cristiana; Leopold, Claudia – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2022
We investigate an interactive teacher-generated drawing strategy in which the teacher constructs a drawing with the help of the students. The students contribute their ideas on how to visualize to-be-drawn concepts, embedded in an interactive process. The present study explored whether learning from a scientific text on plate tectonics could be…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Science Instruction, Plate Tectonics, Teaching Methods
Previous Page | Next Page »
Pages: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10  |  11  |  ...  |  38