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Wilson, Travis; Perry, Michelle; Anderson, Carolyn J.; Grosshandler, Dean – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2012
This study examined the verbal prompts a tutor used to promote reflection and young students' responses to these prompts. Seven children (ages 8-12) participated in 260 min of one-on-one tutoring to learn scientific concepts related to gear movement; the tutor spontaneously provided these students with 763 prompts for reflection. Prompts reliably…
Descriptors: Investigations, Discourse Analysis, Scientific Concepts, Tutors
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Sun, Yanqing; Zhang, Jianwei; Scardamalia, Marlene – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2010
Productive knowledge work and high-level literacy are essential for engagement in a Knowledge society. In the research reported in this article, students were engaged in sustained collaborative knowledge building in science and social studies. The vocabulary growth of 22 students over Grades 3 and 4 was traced, based on their entries to Knowledge…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Guidelines, Grade 4, Grade 3