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Barton, Angela Calabrese; Tan, Edna – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2010
This article investigates the development of agency in science among low-income urban youth aged 10 to 14 as they participated in a voluntary year-round program on green energy technologies conducted at a local community club in a midwestern city. Focusing on how youth engaged a summer unit on understanding and modeling the relationship between…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Urban Environment, Urban Youth, Low Income Groups
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Derry, Sharon J.; Pea, Roy D.; Barron, Brigid; Engle, Randi A.; Erickson, Frederick; Goldman, Ricki; Hall, Rogers; Koschmann, Timothy; Lemke, Jay L.; Sherin, Miriam Gamoran; Sherin, Bruce L. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2010
Focusing on expanding technical capabilities and new collaborative possibilities, we address 4 challenges for scientists who collect and use video records to conduct research in and on complex learning environments: (a) Selection: How can researchers be systematic in deciding which elements of a complex environment or extensive video corpus to…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Video Technology, Data Collection, Guidelines
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Etkina, Eugenia; Karelina, Anna; Ruibal-Villasenor, Maria; Rosengrant, David; Jordan, Rebecca; Hmelo-Silver, Cindy E. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2010
Design activities, when embedded in an inquiry cycle and appropriately scaffolded and supplemented with reflection, can promote the development of the habits of mind (scientific abilities) that are an important part of scientific practice. Through the Investigative Science Learning Environment ("ISLE"), students construct physics knowledge by…
Descriptors: Science Process Skills, Skill Development, Cognitive Processes, Apprenticeships
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Atwood, Sherrie; Turnbull, William; Carpendale, Jeremy I. M. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2010
Social interaction is important for the development of knowledge (M. Chapman, 1991). Social interaction, however, takes many forms, and J. Piaget (1977/1995) proposed that the construction of knowledge is facilitated in cooperative as opposed to constraining relationships. These views of knowledge development were drawn on in a study of classroom…
Descriptors: Discussion, Classroom Communication, Discourse Analysis, Interpersonal Relationship
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Monte-Sano, Chauncey – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2010
As the call for adolescent literacy grows louder, attention must be paid to the particular demands of each discipline if educators are to help students develop advanced literacy skills. The hallmarks of advanced literacy are specific to different fields of study. This article proposes a descriptive framework for adolescents' historical writing.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Writing (Composition), Content Area Writing, United States History
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Wagner, Joseph F. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2010
Many approaches to the transfer problem argue that transfer depends on the recognition of the same or similar abstract "structure" in 2 different situations. However, mainstream cognitive perspectives and contrasting Piagetian constructivist accounts differ in their conceptualizations of structure. These differences, not clearly articulated in the…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Constructivism (Learning), Undergraduate Students, Mathematical Concepts
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Berti, Anna Emilia; Toneatti, Laura; Rosati, Veronica – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2010
Investigations of people's understanding of the evolution of species have focused mainly on secondary school and university students. Very few investigations have taken into consideration younger students, and none have related children's ideas about the origin of species to formal instruction on this topic. To help fill this gap, the present…
Descriptors: Evolution, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 2
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Feil, Adam; Mestre, Jose P. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2010
Previous studies examining expertise have used a wide range of methods. Beyond characterizing expert and novice behavior in different contexts and circumstances, many studies have examined the processes that comprise the behavior itself and, more recently, processes that comprise training and practice that develop expertise. Other studies, dating…
Descriptors: Expertise, Physics, Change, Visual Perception
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Rosebery, Ann S.; Ogonowski, Mark; DiSchino, Mary; Warren, Beth – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2010
This article explores heterogeneity as fundamental to learning. Inspired by Bakhtin's notion of heteroglossia, a design team consisting of an experienced classroom teacher and 2 researchers investigated how a class of 3rd and 4th graders came to understand disciplinary points of view on heat, heat transfer, and the particulate nature of matter.…
Descriptors: Thermodynamics, Chemistry, Heat, Grade 4
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Zahn, Carmen; Pea, Roy; Hesse, Friedrich W.; Rosen, Joe – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2010
Working with digital video technologies, particularly advanced video tools with editing capabilities, offers new prospects for meaningful learning through design. However, it is also possible that the additional complexity of such tools does "not" advance learning. We compared in an experiment the design processes and learning outcomes…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Editing, Educational Technology, Word Processing
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Gupta, Ayush; Hammer, David; Redish, Edward F. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2010
In a series of well-known papers, Chi and Slotta (M. T. H. Chi, 1992, 2005; M. T. H. Chi & J. D. Slotta, 1993; M. T. H. Chi, J. D. Slotta, & N. de Leeuw, 1994; J. Slotta & M. T. H. Chi, 2006; J. D. Slotta, M. T. H. Chi, & E. Joram, 1995) have contended that a reason for students' difficulties in learning physics is that students…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Concepts, Models, Expertise
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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
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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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Chin, Christine; Osborne, Jonathan – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2010
This study explores how student-generated questions can support argumentation in science. Students were asked to discuss which of two graphs showing the change in temperature with time when ice is heated to steam was correct. Four classes of students, aged 12-14 years, from two countries, first wrote questions about the phenomenon. Then, working…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Questioning Techniques, Classroom Communication, Case Studies
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Elby, Andrew – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2009
Some researchers, including B. K. Hofer and P. R. Pintrich (1997) and W. A. Sandoval (2005), argue for defining "personal epistemology" as views about the nature of knowledge and knowing but not views about the nature of learning. Others continue using a more expansive definition of "personal epistemology" that includes views about learning. I…
Descriptors: Cognitive Structures, Epistemology, Definitions, Learning
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