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Philip, Thomas M.; Gupta, Ayush; Elby, Andrew; Turpen, Chandra – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2018
The relationship between ideology and learning remains insufficiently theorized and sparsely investigated in the learning sciences. Drawing on Stuart Hall's theorization of ideology, Judith Butler's notion of the (un)grievability of lives, and Sara Ahmed's construct of stickiness, we illustrate how insights from critical social theory are…
Descriptors: Ideology, Learning Processes, Engineering Education, Ethics
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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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Yoon, Susan A.; Hmelo-Silver, Cindy E. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
This study responds to a question that people working in the field of learning sciences get asked regularly: What do learning scientists do? Earlier attempts to answer this question came from a need to define a new field of educational research. Now that the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS) has grown into a robust and…
Descriptors: Group Membership, Teacher Associations, Teacher Surveys, Multiple Choice Tests
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Ramey, Kay E.; Uttal, David H. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
Spatial thinking is important for success in engineering. However, little is known about "how" students learn and apply spatial skills, particularly in kindergarten to Grade 12 engineering learning. The present study investigated the role of spatial thinking in engineering learning at a middle school summer camp. Participants were 26…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Middle School Students, Spatial Ability, Engineering Education
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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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Ottmar, Erin; Landy, David – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
Learning algebra is difficult for many students in part because of an emphasis on the memorization of abstract rules. Algebraic reasoners across expertise levels often rely on perceptual-motor strategies to make these rules meaningful and memorable. However, in many cases, rules are provided as patterns to be memorized verbally, with little overt…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Outcomes of Education, Learning Processes
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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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Hemberger, Laura; Kuhn, Deanna; Matos, Flora; Shi, Yuchen – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
Central to argument are evidence-based claims, requiring coordination of a claim with evidence bearing on it. We advocate a dialogic approach to developing argument skills and in the work reported here examine the further scaffold of prompts that exemplify functions of evidence in relation to a claim. This scaffold was successful in accelerating…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Persuasive Discourse, Qualitative Research, Evidence
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Rubel, Laurie H.; Hall-Wieckert, Maren; Lim, Vivian Y. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
This article presents a set of spatial tools for classroom learning about spatial justice. As part of a larger team, we designed a curriculum that engaged 10 learners with 3 spatial tools: (a) an oversized floor map, (b) interactive geographic information systems (GIS) maps, and (c) participatory mapping. We analyze how these tools supported…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Maps, Geographic Information Systems, Educational Technology
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Headrick Taylor, Katie – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
The "everyware" paradigm opens up new possibilities for learning on-the-move with technologies through urban spaces while also raising questions about emerging literacies required of users to understand and use the digital traces these technologies generate. This article develops locative literacies as a way of understanding place-based,…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Geographic Information Systems, Geographic Location, Navigation
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Eberbach, Catherine; Crowley, Kevin – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
How do children begin to make the transition from seeing the natural world to scientifically observing the natural world? This study explored how differences in parent conversational strategies and disciplinary knowledge impact children's experience observing biological phenomena during shared informal learning. A total of 79 parent-child pairs…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Parent Child Relationship, Gardening, Recreational Facilities
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Allen, Carrie D.; Eisenhart, Margaret – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
In this article, we investigate how the national imperative to increase opportunities for young women of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and to broaden their participation was taken up locally at two high schools in one school district. Using ethnographic and longitudinal data, we focus on four young women of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Females, STEM Education, Minority Group Students
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Pinkard, Nichole; Erete, Sheena; Martin, Caitlin K.; McKinney de Royston, Maxine – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
Women use technology to mediate numerous aspects of their professional and personal lives. Yet, few design and create these technologies given that women, especially women of color, are grossly underrepresented in computer science and engineering courses. Decisions about participation in STEM are frequently made prior to high school, and these…
Descriptors: Females, Middle School Students, Student Interests, STEM Education
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Nasir, Na'ilah Suad; Vakil, Sepehr – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
Drawing on data from a study of learning, race, and equity in an urban high school organized around specialized learning academies, we examine the ways in which the design, framing, construction, and organization of learning spaces deeply influences the types of access to rigorous learning that students experience. We draw on the notion of…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, STEM Education, Career Academies, Racial Differences
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