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Sommerhoff, Daniel; Szameitat, Andrea; Vogel, Freydis; Chernikova, Olga; Loderer, Kristina; Fischer, Frank – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2018
The learning sciences, as an academic community investigating human learning, emerged more than 30¬†years ago. Since then, graduate learning sciences programs have been established worldwide. Little is currently known, however, about their disciplinary backgrounds and the topics and research methods they address. In this document analysis of the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Content Analysis, Graduate Study, Science Programs
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Eberle, Julia; Stegmann, Karsten; Fischer, Frank – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2014
Participating in communities of practice (CoPs) is an important way of learning. For newcomers in such communities, the learning process can be described as legitimate peripheral participation (LPP). Although a body of knowledge on LPP has been accumulated from qualitative case studies, mostly focusing on the use of practices, the concrete…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Participation, Novices, Social Support Groups
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Fischer, Frank; Mandl, Heinz – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2005
This study investigates how 2 types of graphical representation tools influence the way in which learners use knowledge resources in 2 different collaboration conditions. In addition, the study explores the extent to which learners share knowledge with respect to individual outcomes under these different conditions. The study also analyzes the…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Social Capital, Outcomes of Education, Computer Mediated Communication
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Fischer, Frank; Mandl, Heinz – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2005
This study investigates how 2 types of graphical representation tools influence the way in which learners use knowledge resources in 2 different collaboration conditions. In addition, the study explores the extent to which learners share knowledge with respect to individual outcomes under these different conditions. The study also analyzes the…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Social Capital