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Thadani, Vandana; Roth, Kathleen J.; Garnier, Helen E.; Seyarto, Melanie C.; Thompson, Jennifer L.; Froidevaux, Nicole M. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2018
We investigated what a cognitive framework for measuring classroom teaching could reveal about (a) the impact of a professional development (PD) program on teaching practices and (b) the relationship between teaching practices and student science learning. To conduct this study, we leveraged a collaboration between two entirely independent…
Descriptors: Models, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques
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Jaber, Lama Z.; Hammer, David – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2016
Most accounts of affect and motivation in the science education literature have discussed them as relevant to, but distinct from, disciplinary pursuits. These include Pintrich's seminal work on affective and motivational factors in learning science (P. R. Pintrich, 1999, 2003; P. R. Pintrich & E. De Groot, 1990; P. R. Pintrich, R. W. Marx,…
Descriptors: Science Education, Intermediate Grades, Middle School Students, Science Interests
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Takeuchi, Miwa Aoki – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2016
This ethnographic study examined students' opportunities to learn in linguistically diverse mathematics classrooms in a Canadian elementary school. I specifically examined the contextual change of group work, which influenced opportunities to learn for newly arrived English language learners (ELLs). Based on analyses of video-recorded…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Elementary School Students, English Language Learners
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Jackson, Kara – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2011
This article reports on an ethnographic study of a 10-year-old's pursuit of school-based mathematics across school and home to suggest that participating in school-based mathematics is a cross-setting phenomenon in at least 2 ways. First, I illustrate how accomplishing school-based mathematics literally extends into the home and how individuals…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education
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Zhang, Jianwei; Scardamalia, Marlene; Reeve, Richard; Messina, Richard – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2009
This article reports a design experiment conducted over three successive school years, with the teacher's goal of having his Grade 4 students assume increasing levels of collective responsibility for advancing their knowledge of optics. Classroom practices conducive to sustained knowledge building were co-constructed by the teacher and students,…
Descriptors: Optics, Educational Technology, Grade 4, Social Networks
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van Es, Elizabeth A. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2009
This study examines the nature of teacher participation in the context of a video club. Video clubs are professional development meetings in which teachers watch and discuss excerpts of video from their classrooms. In this study, I adopt a situative perspective to examine how teachers develop in their participation to accomplish the goals of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Participation, Clubs, Faculty Development, Professional Development