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Kuhn, Deanna – Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
Why are some people more effective learners than others? Despite the centrality of learning to life success, solid, comprehensive answers to this question do not yet exist. Global ability constructs do not provide adequate answers, and the case is made here for the need to go beyond them to closely examine the learning process itself and the…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Individual Differences, Cognitive Ability, Inquiry
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Kuhn, Deanna; Moore, Wendy – Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
We report on an extended effort to introduce and evaluate argumentation as a stand-alone component of the middle-school curriculum. The dialogic-focused curriculum continued over two school years and from a research perspective benefitted from the availability of a closely-matched comparison group who participated in a parallel but non-dialogic…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Core Curriculum, Middle Schools, Middle School Students