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Lineback, Jennifer Evarts – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
Responsive teaching occurs when teachers take up and "respond" to their students' ideas during instruction (J. L. Pierson, 2008). Although responsive teaching is gaining recognition as an effective strategy for encouraging student learning, few methods of analysis are capable of characterizing the different ways in which teachers take up…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Discourse Analysis, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Discourse Modes
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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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Jurow, A. Susan – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2005
Project-based curricula have the potential to engage students' interests. But how do students become interested in the goals of a project? This article documents how a group of 8th-grade students participated in an architectural design project called the Antarctica Project. The project is based on the imaginary premise that students need to design…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Students, Grade 8, Building Design