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Martin, Taylor; Petrick Smith, Carmen; Forsgren, Nicole; Aghababyan, Ani; Janisiewicz, Philip; Baker, Stephanie – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
The struggle with fraction learning in kindergarten through Grade 12 in the United States is a persistent problem and one of the major stumbling blocks to succeeding in higher mathematics. Research into this problem has identified several areas where students commonly struggle with fractions. While there are many theories of fraction learning,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Fractions, Educational Games
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Janssen, Fred; Westbroek, Hanna; Doyle, Walter – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
In his article "Principled Practical Knowledge: Not a Bridge but a Ladder," Carl Bereiter (2014) argues that theoretical knowledge is too shallow to support the generation of innovative learning activities. He makes a case for principled practical knowledge (PPK)--"principled know-how and know-why"--to fulfill this practical…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Best Practices, Educational Principles, Praxis
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Bereiter, Carl – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
"Practicality Studies" (Janssen, Westbroek, & Doyle, 2015/this issue) starts with a critical commentary on "Principled Practical Knowledge: Not a Bridge but a Ladder" (Bereiter, 2014) but consists in the main of an essay on what the authors consider to be "really" practical knowledge for teachers. The gist of…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Educational Practices, Praxis, Reader Response
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Sullivan, Florence R.; Wilson, Nicholas C. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
This case study examines the role of playful talk in negotiating the "how" of collaborative group work in a 6th-grade science classroom. Here we develop and test a Vygotsky-derived hypothesis that postulates playful talk as a mechanism for identity exploration and group status negotiation. Our findings indicate that students utilized the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cooperative Learning, Grade 6, Science Instruction
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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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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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Langer-Osuna, Jennifer M. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
This article investigates the coconstruction of student identity and engagement in the case of a 9th grader in a project-based algebra classroom that afforded students a great deal of autonomy. The focal student, Terrance, utilized classroom resources to serve both project-related and social functions as he interacted with his peers during…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Horn, Ilana Seidel; Kane, Britnie Delinger – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
Increasingly, instructional improvement efforts include teacher communities as part of their overall strategy, yet the relationship between teachers' talk and professional learning remains underspecified. Using a discourse perspective on learning, this article compares opportunities to learn (OTLs) in the collaborative conversations of 3…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Cooperative Learning
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Ghousseini, Hala; Beasley, Heather; Lord, Sarah – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
Recently, attention has focused on identifying core instructional practices that could leverage novice teachers' development of professional knowledge and skill. To help novices learn to implement these practices, there is also increasing interest in developing enactment tools that could translate abstract conceptual tasks into more concrete…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Teaching Methods
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Bannister, Nicole A. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
Using a case study design and ethnographic methods, this research investigated the interactions of a group of high school mathematics teachers who collaborated daily on issues related to curricular and pedagogical reforms. The members of the collaboration team implemented these reforms with the goal of supporting all students' learning of 1st-year…
Descriptors: Interaction, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Sengupta, Pratim; Krinks, Kara D.; Clark, Douglas B. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
How does deep conceptual change occur when students play well-designed educational games? To answer this question, we present a case study in the form of a microgenetic analysis of a student's processes of knowledge construction as he played a conceptually-integrated digital game (SURGE Next) designed to support learning about Newtonian mechanics.…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Physics, Science Instruction, Technology Uses in Education
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Sengupta-Irving, Tesha; Enyedy, Noel – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
This article investigates why students reported liking a student-driven learning design better than a highly guided design despite equivalent gains in knowledge assessments in both conditions. We created two learning designs based on the distinction in the literature between student-driven and teacher-led approaches. One teacher assigned each of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Learner Controlled Instruction, Inquiry
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Heyd-Metzuyanim, Einat – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
This study uses a new communicational lens that conceptualizes the activity of learning mathematics as interplay between mathematizing and identifying in order to study how the emotional, social, and cognitive aspects of learning mathematics interact with one another. The proposed framework is used to analyze the case of Idit, a girl who started…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Academic Failure, Mathematics Achievement
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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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Sharples, Mike; Scanlon, Eileen; Ainsworth, Shaaron; Anastopoulou, Stamatina; Collins, Trevor; Crook, Charles; Jones, Ann; Kerawalla, Lucinda; Littleton, Karen; Mulholland, Paul; O'Malley, Claire – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
A central challenge for science educators is to enable young people to act as scientists by gathering and assessing evidence, conducting experiments, and engaging in informed debate. We report the design of the nQuire toolkit, a system to support scripted personal inquiry learning, and a study of its use with school students ages 11-14. This…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Science Activities, Inquiry
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