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Tabak, Iris; Baumgartner, Eric – Cognition and Instruction, 2004
In this article, we examine the role that different participant structures can play in supporting inquiry-based science learning. We frame mastering scientific inquiry as mastering the "what," "why," and "how" of the cultural tools that scientists employ. We present a participant structure we call the teacher as partner and show how it renders the…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Science Instruction, Teachers, Scientific Research
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Richland, Lindsey E.; Holyoak, Keith J.; Stigler, James W. – Cognition and Instruction, 2004
Analogical reasoning has long been believed to play a central role in mathematics learning and problem solving (see Genter, Holyoak, & Kokinov, 2001); however, little is known about how analogy is used in everyday instructional contexts. This article examines analogies produced in naturally occurring U.S. mathematics lessons to explore…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 8