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Russ, Rosemary S.; Berland, Leema K. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2019
A central goal of science education reform is for students to participate in scientific sense making rather than to merely acquire science facts. However, even in classrooms utilizing reform-based pedagogies, students are typically allowed to construct knowledge only insofar as they construct expected knowledge. In this report and reflection, we…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Change, Science Instruction, Concept Formation
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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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Greeno, James G. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2016
About two decades ago, Donald Stokes published "Pasteur's Quadrant" (Stokes, 1997). Stokes proposed that the motivations of different research projects can be understood as a two-dimensional system, with higher or lower concern for improving technology and practice on one dimension and higher or lower concern for improving fundamental…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Research Design, Research Methodology, Cultural Context
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Sannino, Annalisa; Engeström, Yrjö; Lemos, Monica – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2016
This article examines formative interventions as we understand them in cultural-historical activity theory and reflects on key differences between this intervention research tradition and design-based research as it is conceived in the learning sciences tradition. Three projects, including 2 Change Laboratories, are analyzed with the help of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Transformative Learning, Learning Processes, Epistemology
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Akkerman, Sanne; Bruining, Ton – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2016
This study aims to understand the recurrent challenges of professional development school (PDS) partnerships experienced by many countries. It does so by conceptualizing PDS partnerships as endeavors to cross institutionally and epistemologically developed boundaries between teacher education, schooling, and academic research. After introducing…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Levrini, Olivia; Fantini, Paola; Tasquier, Giulia; Pecori, Barbara; Levin, Mariana – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
The goal of this article is to contribute to understanding the interplay between students' disciplinary engagement and their identity construction. The term appropriation, borrowed from scholars in linguistics and education, was chosen to capture this broader sense of productive learning that sits at the nexus of disciplinary engagement and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Self Concept, Learning, Discourse Analysis
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Berland, Matthew; Martin, Taylor; Benton, Tom; Smith, Carmen Petrick; Davis, Don – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2013
Many have suggested that tinkering plays a critical role in novices learning to program, and recent work in learning analytics (Baker & Yacef, 2009 Blikstein, 2011) allows us to describe new relationships in the process. Using learning analytics, we explore how students progress from exploration, through tinkering, to refinement, a pathway…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Data Collection, Novices, Females
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Bielaczyc, Katerine – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2013
The design research methodology as it has currently developed centers on the creation of "existence proofs," an important first step. What is needed then are the next steps of expanding the methodology to address the design problems of practical implementation prior to the steps involved in scaling up these designs. This article contributes to…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Research Methodology, Research Design, Elementary Secondary Education
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Reed, Stephen K. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2012
Many types of learning require the mapping of information across situations. The proposed organizational framework extends the cognitive study of mappings across problems to include mappings across representations, solutions, and sociocultural contexts. I apply one-to-one, one-to-many, and partial mappings to analyze representative cases that…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Cognitive Processes, Logical Thinking, Information Transfer
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Nunez, Rafael – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2012
"The Journal of the Learning Sciences" has devoted this special issue to the study of embodied cognition (as it applies to mathematics), a topic that for several decades has gained attention in the cognitive sciences and in mathematics education, in particular. In this commentary, the author aims to address crucial questions in embodied…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Cognitive Processes, Human Body, Holistic Approach
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Parnafes, Orit – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2007
This article concerns the development of conceptual understanding of a physical phenomenon through the use of computational representations. It examines how students make sense of and interpret computational representations, and how their understanding of the represented physical phenomenon develops in this process. Eight studies were conducted,…
Descriptors: Physics, Concept Formation, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Jacobson, Michael J.; Wilensky, Uri – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2006
The multidisciplinary study of complex systems in the physical and social sciences over the past quarter of a century has led to the articulation of important new conceptual perspectives and methodologies that are of value both to researchers in these fields as well as to professionals, policymakers, and citizens who must deal with challenging…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Research Methodology, Concept Formation
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Edelson, Daniel C. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2002
Educational researchers are increasingly using design as a means of advancing their understanding. Historically design in educational research has served as a way to implement theories for testing. The emerging design research paradigm treats design as a strategy for developing and refining theories. In this article, I discuss the lessons that can…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Research, Research Design, Learning Theories
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McClain, Kay – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2002
Describes the provenance of the data used in this issue. Includes design of the instructional sequence, instructional activities, classroom structure, and classroom episodes. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Data Analysis, Data Collection
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Cobb, Paul – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2002
Analyzes two classroom episodes using a classroom mathematical practice together with students' diverse ways of contributing to its continual regeneration as the unit of analysis. Asserts that a classroom mathematical practice is composed of three interrelated types of norms: a normative purpose, normative standards of argumentation, and normative…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Learning Strategies, Learning Theories
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