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Roberts, Jessica; Lyons, Leilah – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2020
Engaging learners with complex unfamiliar datasets is a known challenge in Data Science education. One promising phenomenon investigated in related work is perspective-taking. A first-person "actor" perspective can help facilitate group and individual sensemaking by mediating observations and actions taken by learners. Here we…
Descriptors: Perspective Taking, Data, Information Science, Museums
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Freedman, Eric B. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2020
Background: Despite its numerous benefits, dialogic discussion seldom occurs in secondary history classrooms. To examine ways to promote it, this study compared two ninth-grade classes' productive disciplinary engagement (PDE) in a whole-class discussion on the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Methods: The two class sections were comparable academically…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), History Instruction, Dialogs (Language), Questioning Techniques
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Clarà, Marc – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2019
In recent decades, important advances have been made in understanding how discursive symmetry can be achieved in whole-class dialogue. However, very little is known about how this dialogue may progress in the sense of critically linking ideas in coherent lines of collective inquiry. This article investigates this issue by analyzing 4 consecutive…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Inquiry, Cooperative Learning, Semantics
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DeLiema, David; Enyedy, Noel; Danish, Joshua A. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2019
Taking place within the Science Through Technology-Enhanced Play (STEP) design-based research project, this paper describes how first- and second-grade students use their bodies to imaginatively become microscopic particles inside of a collaborative simulation of state change (e.g., liquid to gas) and within two distinct play spaces: a…
Descriptors: Science Education, Play, Grade 1, Grade 2
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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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Slakmon, Benzi; Schwarz, Baruch B. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
The aim of this article is to increase understanding of the development of spatial practices in virtual learning environments. The spatial change and development in 38 small-group e-discussions taken from a data set of a yearlong 8th-grade humanities course are described and analyzed. We show that the focus on spatial changes in computer-supported…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Group Discussion, Spatial Ability
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Chi, Michelene T. H.; Kang, Seokmin; Yaghmourian, David L. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
In 2 separate studies, we found that college-age students learned more when they collaboratively watched tutorial dialogue-videos than lecture-style monologue-videos. In fact, they can learn as well as the tutees in the dialogue-videos. These results replicate similar findings in the literature showing the advantage of dialogue-videos even when…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Outcomes of Education, Teaching Methods, Dialogs (Language)
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Takeuchi, Miwa Aoki – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2016
This ethnographic study examined students' opportunities to learn in linguistically diverse mathematics classrooms in a Canadian elementary school. I specifically examined the contextual change of group work, which influenced opportunities to learn for newly arrived English language learners (ELLs). Based on analyses of video-recorded…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Elementary School Students, English Language Learners
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Sullivan, Florence R.; Wilson, Nicholas C. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
This case study examines the role of playful talk in negotiating the "how" of collaborative group work in a 6th-grade science classroom. Here we develop and test a Vygotsky-derived hypothesis that postulates playful talk as a mechanism for identity exploration and group status negotiation. Our findings indicate that students utilized the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cooperative Learning, Grade 6, Science Instruction
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Horn, Ilana Seidel; Kane, Britnie Delinger – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
Increasingly, instructional improvement efforts include teacher communities as part of their overall strategy, yet the relationship between teachers' talk and professional learning remains underspecified. Using a discourse perspective on learning, this article compares opportunities to learn (OTLs) in the collaborative conversations of 3…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Cooperative Learning
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Bannister, Nicole A. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
Using a case study design and ethnographic methods, this research investigated the interactions of a group of high school mathematics teachers who collaborated daily on issues related to curricular and pedagogical reforms. The members of the collaboration team implemented these reforms with the goal of supporting all students' learning of 1st-year…
Descriptors: Interaction, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Sharples, Mike; Scanlon, Eileen; Ainsworth, Shaaron; Anastopoulou, Stamatina; Collins, Trevor; Crook, Charles; Jones, Ann; Kerawalla, Lucinda; Littleton, Karen; Mulholland, Paul; O'Malley, Claire – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
A central challenge for science educators is to enable young people to act as scientists by gathering and assessing evidence, conducting experiments, and engaging in informed debate. We report the design of the nQuire toolkit, a system to support scripted personal inquiry learning, and a study of its use with school students ages 11-14. This…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Science Activities, Inquiry
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Jordan, Michelle E.; McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2014
This study investigated how interaction with peers influenced the ways students managed uncertainty during collaborative problem solving in a 5th-grade class. The analysis focused on peer responses to individuals' attempts to manage uncertainty they experienced while engaged in collaborative efforts to design, build, and program robots and…
Descriptors: Robotics, Peer Influence, Cooperative Learning, Problem Solving
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Thompson, Jessica – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2014
What does it mean for ethnic minority girls, who have historically been marginalized by schools, to "see themselves" in science? Schools fail to create spaces for students to engage their identity resources in the learning of science or to negotiate and enact new science-related identities. This study investigates relationships among…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Ethnic Groups, Females, Disadvantaged
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Raes, Annelies; Schellens, Tammy; De Wever, Bram – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2014
As secondary students' interest in science is decreasing, schools are faced with the challenging task of providing adequate instruction to engage students--and more particularly the disadvantaged students--to learn science and improve their science inquiry skills. In this respect, the integration of Web-based collaborative inquiry can be seen as a…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science, Inquiry, Skill Development
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