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Kupers, Elisa; van Dijk, Marijn; van Geert, Paul – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
Learning implies change. Inside and outside schools, we aim for students to change into people with more skills and knowledge as well as with a growing sense of agency and responsibility. Furthermore, education itself is subject to constant change. In this article, we examine change in 3 case studies in the context of individual music lessons from…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Music Education, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Mixed Methods Research
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Arvaja, Maarit – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
This article reports on a qualitative study on the dialogical approach to learning in the context of higher education. The aim was to shed light on the "I"-Position and multivoicedness in students' identity building and to provide empirical substantiation for these theoretical constructs, focusing especially on the connection between…
Descriptors: College Students, Health Sciences, Online Courses, College Science
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Lopez, Cesar; Carretero, Mario; Rodriguez-Moneo, Maria – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
This article focuses on university students' understanding of the concept of nation. First an analysis of this concept from a historiographical point of view is presented. This allows for distinguishing between different conceptions of the nation related to 3 main approaches: the romantic, the modernist, and the ethnosymbolic approaches. Based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, History
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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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Schwarz, Baruch B.; Asterhan, Christa S. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2011
E-moderation has been a common practice in asynchronous discussions of postsecondary courses. We consider here e-moderation of synchronous discussions in the school context. We adopt a design research approach to elaborate an environment, the Argunaut system, that fits the reality of classrooms in which moderation of several small-group…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Synchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Technology
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Damsa, Crina I.; Kirschner, Paul A.; Andriessen, Jerry E. B.; Erkens, Gijsbert; Sins, Patrick H. M. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2010
This article reports on a qualitative study of the construct of shared epistemic agency, investigated in the context of collaborative instructional design activities of university students. The aim of the study is to shed light on the notion of shared epistemic agency and to create empirical grounding for its theoretical description. The current…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Epistemology, College Students, Group Activities