Search results for author:"Cindy Hmelo-Silver"
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EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education Vol. 10, No. 5 (October 2014) pp. 405–413
Understanding ecosystems is challenging, but important for becoming environmentally-literate citizens of today's society. People have difficulty considering how different components, mechanisms, and phenomena, both visible and invisible, are...
Balancing Broad Ideas with Context: An Evaluation of Student Accuracy in Describing Ecosystem Processes after a System-Level Intervention
Journal of Biological Education Vol. 48, No. 2 (2014) pp. 57–62
Promoting student understanding of ecosystem processes is critical to biological education. Yet, teaching complex life systems can be difficult because systems are dynamic and often behave in a non-linear manner. In this paper, we discuss assessment ...
International Journal of Environmental and Science Education Vol. 11, No. 18 (2016) pp. 11127–11148
This study examines to what extent students transferred their knowledge from a familiar aquatic ecosystem to an unfamiliar rainforest ecosystem after participating in a technology-rich inquiry curriculum. We coded students' drawings for components...