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Philip, Thomas M.; Gupta, Ayush; Elby, Andrew; Turpen, Chandra – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2018
The relationship between ideology and learning remains insufficiently theorized and sparsely investigated in the learning sciences. Drawing on Stuart Hall's theorization of ideology, Judith Butler's notion of the (un)grievability of lives, and Sara Ahmed's construct of stickiness, we illustrate how insights from critical social theory are…
Descriptors: Ideology, Learning Processes, Engineering Education, Ethics
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Hammer, David; Gupta, Ayush; Redish, Edward F. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2011
The authors appreciate Professor Slotta's responding to their critique (Slotta, this issue). For their part, they believe that Professor Slotta has misinterpreted aspects of their position. In this commentary, the authors clarify two particular points. First, they explain their use of "static ontologies," which they maintain applies. Second, they…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Methods, Physics, Teaching Methods
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Gupta, Ayush; Hammer, David; Redish, Edward F. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2010
In a series of well-known papers, Chi and Slotta (M. T. H. Chi, 1992, 2005; M. T. H. Chi & J. D. Slotta, 1993; M. T. H. Chi, J. D. Slotta, & N. de Leeuw, 1994; J. Slotta & M. T. H. Chi, 2006; J. D. Slotta, M. T. H. Chi, & E. Joram, 1995) have contended that a reason for students' difficulties in learning physics is that students…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Concepts, Models, Expertise