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White, Tobin – Cognition and Instruction, 2019
This article analyzes an episode of classroom mathematics activity mediated by graphing technology from 3 different theoretical perspectives. An important line of research in the learning sciences focuses on graphs as "inscriptions", foregrounding learners' interactions with and around the material properties of graphical displays.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Ehret, Christian; Hollett, Ty – Cognition and Instruction, 2016
This article argues that current approaches to participatory design research (PDR) risk eliding the affective life of making educational change by locating change in cultural mediation alone. Locating change only in mediation subordinates affect, potentially overlooking lived dimensions of learning and being essential to lasting, transformative…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Risk, Educational Change, Transformative Learning
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Stylianides, Gabriel J.; Stylianides, Andreas J. – Cognition and Instruction, 2014
Ambitious teaching is a form of teaching that requires a high level of teacher responsiveness to what students do as they actively engage with the subject matter. Thus, a teacher enacting ambitious teaching is often confronted with uncertainties about how to advance students' learning while also building on students' contributions. In…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement, Student Needs, Relevance (Education)
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Harris, Lauren McArthur – Cognition and Instruction, 2012
This article explores articles from the "Journal of World History", from 1990 to 2008, to uncover conceptual devices world historians use in their work. The goal is to identify promising devices for improving world history instruction. While teaching world history is viewed as increasingly important, lack of clarity regarding course structures and…
Descriptors: World History, Historians, Expertise, Concept Formation
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Chazan, Daniel; Sela, Hagit; Herbst, Patricio – Cognition and Instruction, 2012
We illustrate a method, which is modeled on "breaching experiments," for studying tacit norms that govern classroom interaction around particular mathematical content. Specifically, this study explores norms that govern teachers' expectations for the doing of word problems in school algebra. Teacher study groups discussed representations of…
Descriptors: Interaction, Norms, Word Problems (Mathematics), Algebra
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Nolen, Susan Bobbitt; Horn, Ilana S.; Ward, Christopher J.; Childers, Sarah A. – Cognition and Instruction, 2011
We present a longitudinal study of novice teachers' appropriation, negotiation, and recontextualization of assessment tools and practices. During the four years of the study, we observed and interviewed beginning mathematics and social studies teachers, along with their colleagues, mentors, and supervisors, from their time in a graduate secondary…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Learning
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Stieff, Mike; Hegarty, Mary; Deslongchamps, Ghislain – Cognition and Instruction, 2011
Increasingly, multi-representational educational technologies are being deployed in science classrooms to support science learning and the development of representational competence. Several studies have indicated that students experience significant challenges working with these multi-representational displays and prefer to use only one…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Visual Aids, Science Instruction, Organic Chemistry
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Liben, Lynn S.; Kastens, Kim A.; Christensen, Adam E. – Cognition and Instruction, 2011
To study the role of spatial concepts in science learning, 125 college students with high, medium, or low scores on a horizontality (water-level) spatial task were given information about geological strike and dip using existing educational materials. Participants mapped an outcrop's strike and dip, a rod's orientation, pointed to a distant…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Error Patterns, Spatial Ability, Teaching Methods
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Herbst, Patricio; Nachlieli, Talli; Chazan, Daniel – Cognition and Instruction, 2011
This article presents a way of studying the rationality that mathematics teachers utilize in managing the teaching of theorems in high-school geometry. More generally, the study illustrates how to elicit the rationality that guides teachers in handling the demands of teaching practice. In particular, it illustrates how problematic classroom…
Descriptors: Evidence, Video Technology, Cartoons, Mathematics Teachers
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Van Dooren, Wim; De Bock, Dirk; Verschaffel, Lieven – Cognition and Instruction, 2010
This study builds on two lines of research that have so far developed largely separately: the use of additive methods to solve proportional word problems and the use of proportional methods to solve additive word problems. We investigated the development with age of both kinds of erroneous solution methods. We gave a test containing missing-value…
Descriptors: Numbers, Word Problems (Mathematics), Mathematical Logic, Problem Solving
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Pugh, Kevin J.; Linnenbrink-Garcia, Lisa; Koskey, Kristin L. K.; Stewart, Victoria C.; Manzey, Christine – Cognition and Instruction, 2010
The Teaching for Transformative Experiences in Science (TTES) model is designed to foster transformative experiences (e.g., experiences with science content involving the application of that content in ways that expand perception and value in everyday experience). This study presents a case study of a high school biology teacher learning to…
Descriptors: Intervention, Conflict, Biology, Science Instruction
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Pino-Pasternak, Deborah; Whitebread, David; Tolmie, Andrew – Cognition and Instruction, 2010
This study explored the extent to which parents were able to scaffold their children's Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) in the context of authentic academic tasks and attempted to identify specific dimensions within the parent-child interaction (socioemotional and instructional) that were related to children's SRL. Fifteen Chilean parents and their…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Metacognition, Parent Child Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Shechtman, Nicole; Roschelle, Jeremy; Haertel, Geneva; Knudsen, Jennifer – Cognition and Instruction, 2010
Using data collected in 125 seventh-grade and 56 eighth-grade Texas classrooms in the context of the "Scaling Up SimCalc" research project in 2005-07, we examined relationships between teachers' mathematics knowledge, teachers' classroom decision making, and student achievement outcomes on topics of rate, proportionality, and linear…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum, Teacher Characteristics, Decision Making
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Nathan, Mitchell J.; Kim, Suyeon – Cognition and Instruction, 2009
Using the perspective of instructional conversation, we investigated how one teacher regulated student participation and conceptual reasoning in the middle-school mathematics classroom. We examined the elicitations--questions and provocative statements--made by the teacher over a four-day algebra lesson. Analyses showed how the teacher…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Middle Schools, Mathematics Instruction
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Radinsky, Josh – Cognition and Instruction, 2008
Learning science includes learning to argue with "inscriptions": images used to symbolize information persuasively. This study examined sixth-graders learning to invest inscriptions with representational status, in a geographic information system (GIS)-based science investigation. Learning to reason with inscriptions was studied in emergent…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Cognitive Development, Plate Tectonics, Science Instruction
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