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Easterday, Matthew W.; Rees Lewis, Daniel G.; Gerber, Elizabeth M. – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Since the first descriptions of design research (DR), there have been calls to better define it to increase its rigour. Yet five uncertainties remain: (1) the processes for conducting DR, (2) how DR differs from other forms of research, (3) how DR differs from design, (4) the products of DR, and (5) why DR can answer certain research questions…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Educational Research, Instructional Design, Definitions
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Thang, Fong Kwan; Koh, Joyce Hwee Ling – Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
A secondary school in Singapore incorporated twenty-first century learning into their science curriculum through an inquiry-based Integrated Science module. This study examines Secondary 2 students' perceptions of twenty-first century learning through this module. Through pre- and post-study surveys of 227 students and focus group interviews with…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Science Instruction, Independent Study
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Jan, Mingfong – Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This paper examines two research perspectives on learning--developmental psychology and the learning sciences. We compare and contrast works from two leading researchers--Deanna Kuhn and Ann Brown--as a way to illustrate how questions and research on learning, such as problem-solving, inquiry, metacognition, self-directed learning, are raised and…
Descriptors: Developmental Psychology, Learning Processes, Individual Differences, Cultural Context
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Kapur, Manu – Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
I advance a theoretically and empirically-grounded case for designing for and learning from failure, and instantiate it in a learning design called Productive Failure (PF). I describe the key mechanisms and the design principles of PF. The PF learning design comprises a generation and exploration phase followed by a consolidation and knowledge…
Descriptors: Failure, Learning, Instructional Design, Concept Formation
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Pang, Ming Fai; Go, Luis – Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
Parents in dysfunctional family situations and those in intact well-functioning families have distinct requirements for parental learning and parent education. For intact well-functioning families, a developmental-educational paradigm for parent education is more appropriate. Although school-based parent education is ideal for well-functioning…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Family Environment, Semi Structured Interviews, Workshops
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Loibl, Katharina; Rummel, Nikol – Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
Learners who lack knowledge often also lack the ability to assess their limited competence correctly. Due to the incorrect self-assessment, they are unlikely to apply strategies that would help them to acquire relevant knowledge. This effect is known as the double curse of incompetence. When students solve problems prior to being taught the…
Descriptors: Failure, Problem Solving, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Competence