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Lobato, Joanne; Rhodehamel, Bohdan; Hohensee, Charles – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2012
As transfer researchers have begun to investigate a broader range of phenomena, they have correspondingly put forward new processes to provide explanatory accounts for the occurrence of transfer. This move coincides with a call to acknowledge the contribution of social interactions, language, cultural artifacts, and normed practices to the…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Mathematics Instruction, Cognitive Processes, Interpersonal Communication
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Seymour, Jennifer R.; Lehrer, Richard – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2006
For this article, the development of 1 teacher's pedagogical content knowledge (Shulman, 1986) was tracked longitudinally across 2 years as she taught a new instructional unit in middle school mathematics. Growth in pedagogical content knowledge is characterized as the interanimation of 2 Discourses (Gee, 1999). One Discourse refers to…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Student Development, Heuristics, Mathematics Instruction
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Webb, Noreen M.; Nemer, Kariane Mari; Ing, Marsha – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2006
Prior research on small-group collaboration identifies several behaviors that significantly predict student learning, such as exchanging explanations and applying help received. Previous reports focus on student behavior to understand why many students do not engage in behaviors predictive of learning, leaving unexplored how teachers may influence…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Cooperative Learning, Middle Schools, Mathematics Education
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Rosenberg, Seth; Hammer, David; Phelan, Jessica – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2006
Research on personal epistemologies (Hofer & Pintrich, 2002) has mostly conceptualized them as stable beliefs or stages of development. On these views, researchers characterize individual students' epistemologies with single, coherent descriptions. Evidence of variability in student epistemologies, however, suggests the need for more complex…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Epistemology, Classroom Communication, Geology