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Wilkerson, Michelle Hoda; Polman, Joseph L. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2020
The emerging field of Data Science has had a large impact on science and society. This has led to over a decade of calls to establish a corresponding field of Data Science Education. There is still a need, however, to more deeply conceptualize what a field of Data Science Education might entail in terms of scope, responsibility, and execution.…
Descriptors: Data, Information Science Education, Learning, Data Collection
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Wise, Alyssa Friend – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2020
This article discusses how each of the papers in this special issue explored some combination of subject, audience, and data scientist perspectives with an eye toward helping students situate their relationship to data. Specifically, within the data scientist perspective, the papers examined a variety of ways in which students can relate to data…
Descriptors: Data, Information Science Education, Multiple Literacies, Relationship
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Walkoe, Janet D. K.; Luna, Melissa J. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2020
Much of the work in the Learning Sciences and Computer-Supported Collaborated Learning communities have focused on understanding and designing for learning in collaborative spaces. This work utilizes methods such as Interaction Analysis and has attended to multiple dimensions and timescales of learning. It has redefined ideas about knowledge and…
Descriptors: Teachers, Learning Processes, Faculty Development, Interaction
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Russ, Rosemary S.; Berland, Leema K. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2019
A central goal of science education reform is for students to participate in scientific sense making rather than to merely acquire science facts. However, even in classrooms utilizing reform-based pedagogies, students are typically allowed to construct knowledge only insofar as they construct expected knowledge. In this report and reflection, we…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Change, Science Instruction, Concept Formation
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Holbert, Nathan; Wilensky, Uri – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2019
In this article we propose that educational game design should work to create games as objects-to-think-with--games that engage players in the exploration of and experimentation with personally interesting questions around domain-relevant representations. We argue that this design focuses on developing tools and interactions that the player can…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Educational Games, Video Games, Discovery Learning
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Carlone, Heidi B. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
Bent Flyvbjerg (2001), in his book "Making Social Science Matter: Why Social Inquiry Fails and How It Can Succeed Again," argues that social science's aims and methods are currently, and perhaps always will be, ill suited to the type of cumulative and predictive theory that characterizes inquiry and knowledge generation in the natural…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, STEM Education, Identification (Psychology), Intellectual Disciplines