Search results for author:"Cindy Hmelo-Silver"
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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 Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Vol. 10, No. 3 (September 2015) pp. 273–307
Computer-supported collaborative learning environments provide opportunities for students to collaborate in inquiry-based practices to solve authentic problems, using technological tools as a resource. However, we have limited understanding of the...
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...
Swaroop S. Vattam; Ashok K. Goel; Spencer Rugaber; Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver; Rebecca Jordan; Steven Gray; Suparna Sinha
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 14, No. 1 (2011) pp. 66–81
Artificial intelligence research on creative design has led to Structure-Behavior-Function (SBF) models that emphasize functions as abstractions for organizing understanding of physical systems. Empirical studies on understanding complex systems...