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O'Mahony, Timothy K.; Vye, Nancy J.; Bransford, John D.; Sanders, Elizabeth A.; Stevens, Reed; Stephens, Richard D.; Richey, Michael C.; Lin, Kuen Y.; Soleiman, Moe K. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2012
We describe findings from a research partnership involving a global airline manufacturing company (The Boeing Company), and learning scientists and aeronautical engineers from the University of Washington. Our starting point for the partnership focused on an 8-hour introductory composites course that was designed for company employees. In phase…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, On the Job Training, Introductory Courses, Quasiexperimental Design
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Gottlieb, Eli; Wineburg, Sam – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2012
We compared how 8 religious believers (historians and clergy) and 8 skeptics (historians and scientists) read a series of documents on 2 topics: the Biblical Exodus and the origins of the first (American) Thanksgiving. Readings by religiously committed historians differed from those of their non-religious peers. Navigating between the competing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Historical Interpretation, Clergy, Historians
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Kapur, Manu; Bielaczyc, Katerine – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2012
In this article, we describe the design principles undergirding "productive failure" (PF; M. Kapur, 2008). We then report findings from an ongoing program of research on PF in mathematical problem solving in 3 Singapore public schools with significantly different mathematical ability profiles, ranging from average to lower ability. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Solving, Instructional Design, Direct Instruction
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Eysink, Tessa H. S.; de Jong, Ton – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2012
This study compared the affordances of 4 multimedia learning environments for specific learning processes. The environments covered the same domain but used different instructional approaches: (a) hypermedia learning, (b) observational learning, (c) self-explanation-based learning, and (d) inquiry learning. Although they all promote an active…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Hypermedia, Educational Environment, Inquiry
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Hickey, Daniel T.; Zuiker, Steven J. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2012
Evaluating the impact of instructional innovations and coordinating instruction, assessment, and testing present complex tensions. Many evaluation and coordination efforts aim to address these tensions by using the coherence provided by modern cognitive science perspectives on domain-specific learning. This paper introduces an alternative…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Achievement Tests, Performance Based Assessment, Genetics
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Alibali, Martha W.; Nathan, Mitchell J. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2012
Gestures are often taken as evidence that the body is involved in thinking and speaking about the ideas expressed in those gestures. In this article, we present evidence drawn from teachers' and learners' gestures to make the case that mathematical knowledge is embodied. We argue that mathematical cognition is embodied in 2 key senses: It is based…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematical Concepts, Physical Environment, Mathematics Instruction
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Chieu, Vu Minh; Herbst, Patricio; Weiss, Michael – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2011
Rich-media representations of teaching using animated cartoons can be effective at stimulating teachers' discussion about practice and hence help them learn productively from one another about their profession. Our research aims to design web-based interactive rich-media virtual settings for teachers to learn to do the practice of teaching. For…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Cartoons, Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Berland, Leema K. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2011
Research and practice has placed an increasing emphasis on aligning classroom practices with scientific practices such as scientific argumentation. In this paper, I explore 1 challenge associated with this goal by examining how existing classroom practices influence students' engagement in the practice of scientific argumentation. To do so, I…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Educational Environment, Teaching Methods, Middle Schools
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Yoon, Susan A. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2011
This study extends previous research that explores how visualization affordances that computational tools provide and social network analyses that account for individual- and group-level dynamic processes can work in conjunction to improve learning outcomes. The study's main hypothesis is that when social network graphs are used in instruction,…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Graphs, Visualization, Decision Making
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Zhang, Meilan; Lundeberg, Mary; Eberhardt, Jan – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2011
Engaging teachers in discussing and analyzing problems of practice has great potential for teacher professional development, yet little is known about how to facilitate such discussion. This study examined the strategies that experienced facilitators used to promote productive discussion among science teachers. Participants were 6 facilitators and…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Problem Based Learning, Data Analysis, Science Teachers
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Nussbaum, E. Michael; Edwards, Ordene V. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2011
This article explores the concepts of "critical questions" (from D. N. Walton, 1996) and "integrative" and "refutational argument stratagems" as an approach for teaching argumentation and critical thinking. A study was conducted for 6 months in 3 sections of a 7th-grade social studies classroom in which 30 students discussed and wrote about…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Current Events, Persuasive Discourse, Critical Theory
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White, Tobin; Pea, Roy – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2011
This article presents a designed learning environment intended to engage students in learning about the relationships among multiple representations as they work together on a shared task. Over the course of several extended problem-solving sessions, groups developed several successive alignments of participants and representations as they learned…
Descriptors: Creativity, Problem Solving, Cooperative Learning, Teamwork
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Nemirovsky, Ricardo – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2011
The goal of this article is to develop a new perspective on transfer of learning integrating cognition, emotion, and bodily experience. It is based on a case study with a 10-year-old girl as she explored the use of a motion detector, allowing for the simultaneous graphing of the position versus time of 2 moving points. The paper elaborates on the…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Phenomenology, Schemata (Cognition), Emotional Response
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Zhang, Jianwei; Hong, Huang-Yao; Scardamalia, Marlene; Teo, Chew Lee; Morley, Elizabeth A. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2011
This study explores Knowledge Building as a principle-based innovation at an elementary school and makes a case for a principle- versus procedure-based approach to educational innovation, supported by new knowledge media. Thirty-nine Knowledge Building initiatives, each focused on a curriculum theme and facilitated by nine teachers over eight…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Computer Uses in Education, Knowledge Level, Elementary Schools
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Jackson, Kara – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2011
This article reports on an ethnographic study of a 10-year-old's pursuit of school-based mathematics across school and home to suggest that participating in school-based mathematics is a cross-setting phenomenon in at least 2 ways. First, I illustrate how accomplishing school-based mathematics literally extends into the home and how individuals…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education
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