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Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 36, No. 5 (September 2008) pp. 409–430
Trying to understand the complexity of computer-mediated problem-based learning environments is not easy. Sociocultural theory provides a theoretical framework for understanding such environments because it emphasizes the socially situated nature of ...
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 32, No. 4 (July 2004) pp. 319–356
A sociocultural view of learning proposes that learning involves becoming enculturated into a community of practice. A step along the way is learning to use the specialized language of such a community, as language is a crucial tool that regulates...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 35, No. 2 (2006) pp. 145–162
The work we report in this special issue attempted to exploit the power of technology and cognitive theory to help make conceptual systems taught in large college courses truly useful in students' future lives. Facing evidence that traditional...