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Volkwyn, T. S.; Airey, J.; Gregorcic, B.; Linder, C. – Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
A social semiotic lens is used to characterise aspects of representational competence for a discipline such as physics, to provide science teachers with a practical suggestion about how student learning might be organised to develop representational competence. We suggest that representational competence for some areas of science can be…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Science Teachers, Competence
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Nielsen, Wendy; Turney, Annette; Georgiou, Helen; Jones, Pauline – Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
A "digital explanation" is a science learning task where learners explain science content to non-expert others, in this case, the learners are primary preservice teachers [PST] in a science methods class. In the task, PST are assigned a prompt based on science content from the New South Wales K-6 syllabus and generate or source multiple…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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Stoten, David William – Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Self-regulated learning (SRL) is a fertile ground for research into learning in higher education. Until now, the dominant research methodology has concentrated on quantitative analyses of separate components within the Zimmerman model with the aim of isolating possible factors in learning trajectories and evaluating their relative importance in…
Descriptors: Reflection, Diaries, Metacognition, Self Management
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Aljaloud, Abdulaziz; Billingsley, William; Kwan, Paul – Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Smartphone clicker apps are increasingly used in university classrooms to facilitate teacher--student interaction and collaborative learning. This study aimed to identify the factors that influence teachers' decisions to adopt smartphone clicker app technology to enhance teacher--student interactions in university classrooms in Saudi Arabia. A…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Decision Making, Computer Science Education, College Faculty