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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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Ruiz-Gallardo, José-Reyes; Reavey, Duncan – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2019
Misconceptions of science principles are frequent among university students. This is particularly problematic in teacher education, as these misconceptions can be passed on by teachers to pupils at school. In this study, 40 preservice teachers studied 8 common misconceptions by 3 different approaches: learning by teaching (LbT) and learning from…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Team Teaching, Longitudinal Studies
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Kupers, Elisa; van Dijk, Marijn; van Geert, Paul – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
Learning implies change. Inside and outside schools, we aim for students to change into people with more skills and knowledge as well as with a growing sense of agency and responsibility. Furthermore, education itself is subject to constant change. In this article, we examine change in 3 case studies in the context of individual music lessons from…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Music Education, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Mixed Methods Research
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Sannino, Annalisa; Engeström, Yrjö; Lemos, Monica – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2016
This article examines formative interventions as we understand them in cultural-historical activity theory and reflects on key differences between this intervention research tradition and design-based research as it is conceived in the learning sciences tradition. Three projects, including 2 Change Laboratories, are analyzed with the help of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Transformative Learning, Learning Processes, Epistemology
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Arvaja, Maarit – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
This article reports on a qualitative study on the dialogical approach to learning in the context of higher education. The aim was to shed light on the "I"-Position and multivoicedness in students' identity building and to provide empirical substantiation for these theoretical constructs, focusing especially on the connection between…
Descriptors: College Students, Health Sciences, Online Courses, College Science
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Lopez, Cesar; Carretero, Mario; Rodriguez-Moneo, Maria – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
This article focuses on university students' understanding of the concept of nation. First an analysis of this concept from a historiographical point of view is presented. This allows for distinguishing between different conceptions of the nation related to 3 main approaches: the romantic, the modernist, and the ethnosymbolic approaches. Based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, History
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Eberle, Julia; Stegmann, Karsten; Fischer, Frank – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2014
Participating in communities of practice (CoPs) is an important way of learning. For newcomers in such communities, the learning process can be described as legitimate peripheral participation (LPP). Although a body of knowledge on LPP has been accumulated from qualitative case studies, mostly focusing on the use of practices, the concrete…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Participation, Novices, Social Support Groups
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Damsa, Crina I.; Kirschner, Paul A.; Andriessen, Jerry E. B.; Erkens, Gijsbert; Sins, Patrick H. M. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2010
This article reports on a qualitative study of the construct of shared epistemic agency, investigated in the context of collaborative instructional design activities of university students. The aim of the study is to shed light on the notion of shared epistemic agency and to create empirical grounding for its theoretical description. The current…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Epistemology, College Students, Group Activities
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Reber, Rolf; Hetland, Hilde; Chen, Weiqin; Norman, Elisabeth; Kobbeltvedt, Therese – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2009
We investigated example choice as a new method for the teaching of formal theoretical principles. Formal principles are presented with several examples from different topics, and students choose the one that interests them most. Example choice might be related to prior knowledge, interest, or perceived control. In an experimental study, we…
Descriptors: Selection, Student Interests, Prior Learning, Concept Teaching