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Sommerhoff, Daniel; Szameitat, Andrea; Vogel, Freydis; Chernikova, Olga; Loderer, Kristina; Fischer, Frank – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2018
The learning sciences, as an academic community investigating human learning, emerged more than 30¬†years ago. Since then, graduate learning sciences programs have been established worldwide. Little is currently known, however, about their disciplinary backgrounds and the topics and research methods they address. In this document analysis of the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Content Analysis, Graduate Study, Science Programs
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Muukkonen, Hanni; Lakkala, Minna; Hakkarainen, Kai – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2005
In higher education, there is a challenge to gain the full benefit of the potentials of learning technology for collaborative knowledge advancement and for scaffolding practices of academic literacy and scientific argumentation. The technology, ideally, would be used to provide support that enables students to deal with more demanding tasks than…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Tutoring, Educational Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Sfard, Anna; McClain, Kay – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2002
Introduces a special issue on the ways in which symbolic tools enable, mediate, and shape mathematical thinking while being themselves a product of these processes. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Epistemology, Learning Strategies
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Ram, Ashwin, Ed.; Nersessian, Nancy J., Ed.; Keil, Frank C., Ed. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 1997
This special issue includes four articles that address issues concerning conceptual change. Topics include analogical reasoning and a case study of Johannes Kepler; conceptual change and wine expertise; the role of extreme case reasoning in instruction for conceptual change; and dynamic science assessment: a new approach for investigating…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Case Studies, Concept Formation, Instructional Design