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Boelens, Ruth; De Wever, Bram; McKenney, Susan – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2020
Background: This case reports on a teacher education course that aimed to support adult learners with a vocational education background to accomplish open-ended tasks. Conjecture mapping was used to identify the most salient design features, and to test if, how, and why these course features supported learners. Methods: Inspired by ethnographic…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Vocational Education, Adult Students, Preservice Teacher Education
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Lewis, Katherine E. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
Students with disabilities present a unique instructional design challenge. These students often have qualitatively different ways of processing information, meaning that standard instructional approaches may not be effective. In this study I present a case study of a student with a mathematical learning disability for whom standard instruction on…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Mathematics, Fractions, Case Studies
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O'Mahony, Timothy K.; Vye, Nancy J.; Bransford, John D.; Sanders, Elizabeth A.; Stevens, Reed; Stephens, Richard D.; Richey, Michael C.; Lin, Kuen Y.; Soleiman, Moe K. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2012
We describe findings from a research partnership involving a global airline manufacturing company (The Boeing Company), and learning scientists and aeronautical engineers from the University of Washington. Our starting point for the partnership focused on an 8-hour introductory composites course that was designed for company employees. In phase…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, On the Job Training, Introductory Courses, Quasiexperimental Design
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Nasir, Na'ilah Suad – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2005
In this article, I explore the relation between the sociocultural and individual cognitive structuring as elementary school students, high school students, and adults play the strategic game of dominoes. I present data from a study in which players at each level were observed and video-recorded during domino tournament play. Findings reveal the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, High School Students, Cognitive Structures, Sociocultural Patterns