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Yew, Elaine H. J.; Yong, Janice J. Y. – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2014
In problem-based learning (PBL), the role of a tutor or facilitator is different from what is typically considered as the role of a traditional teacher. In addition to being a subject-matter expert, the facilitator is also expected to be "socially" and "cognitively congruent". In this study, we analyze the survey responses from…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Student Attitudes, Facilitators (Individuals), Expertise
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Hong, Huang-Yao; Chang, Yu-Hui; Chai, Chin Sing – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2014
This study explored the effects of student engagement in a knowledge-building (KB) environment on their collaborative learning process and the perceived creative climate of that environment. The participants were 30 college students who undertook a living technology course in which KB were employed. The main data sources include students'…
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Environment, Learner Engagement, Cooperative Learning
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Goeze, Annika; Zottmann, Jan M.; Vogel, Freydis; Fischer, Frank; Schrader, Josef – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2014
The ability to analyze and understand classroom situations through the eyes of not only teachers but also students can be seen as a crucial aspect of teachers' professional competence. Even though video case-based learning is considered to have great potential for the promotion of analytical competence of teachers (i.e., becoming immersed in…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies, Video Technology, Case Studies
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Westberry, Nicola; Franken, Margaret – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2013
Tertiary education has seen a shift toward pedagogies that make use of social interaction. As part of the shift, teachers have considered re-framing their role in the teaching process, and giving more attention to ways in which knowledge construction amongst students can be supported. While many online technologies are well positioned to support…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Interpersonal Relationship, Expertise, Semi Structured Interviews