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Archer, Louise; Moote, Julie; MacLeod, Emily – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2020
Background: There is widespread agreement that participation in post-compulsory physics needs to be widened and increased, particularly among women and under-represented communities. This paper contributes to understanding of the processes that produce unequal participation, Methods: The paper undertakes a Bourdieusian analysis of longitudinal…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Foreign Countries, Advanced Courses
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Howe, Christine; Hennessy, Sara; Mercer, Neil; Vrikki, Maria; Wheatley, Lisa – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2019
It is now widely believed that classroom dialogue matters as regards student outcomes, with optimal patterns often regarded as requiring some or all of open questions, elaboration of previous contributions, reasoned discussion of competing viewpoints, linkage and coordination across contributions, metacognitive engagement with dialogue, and high…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Dialogs (Language), Classroom Communication, Outcomes of Education
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Rienties, Bart; Tempelaar, Dirk – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2018
Most research related to learning in groups focuses on the unit of the group and/or group members. However, students may benefit from crossing the boundaries of their own group, as students in different groups may provide access to new, nonredundant knowledge and opportunities for learning. Whether boundary crossing between groups is beneficial…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Cooperative Learning, Learning Strategies, Network Analysis
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Taber, Keith S.; Garcia-Franco, Alejandra – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2010
This article explores 11- to 16-year-old students' explanations for phenomena commonly studied in school chemistry from an inclusive cognitive resources or knowledge-in-pieces perspective that considers that student utterances may reflect the activation of knowledge elements at a range of levels of explicitness. We report 5 themes in student…
Descriptors: Physics, Chemistry, Learning Processes, Intuition