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Research in Science Education Vol. 35, No. 1 (March 2005) pp. 23–40
This paper describes the methods and outcomes of a 12-year longitudinal study into the effects of an early intervention program, while reflecting back on changes that have occurred in approaches to research, learning and instruction since the...
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 19, No. 1 (1990) pp. 29–52
Describes two metacognitive tools, concept mapping and Vee diagraming, and reports on classroom research utilizing these tools in grade one through university instruction. Psychological and epistemological foundations of these tools are discussed,...
Cell Biology Education Vol. 2, No. 2 (2003) pp. 122–132
There have been enormous advances in our understanding of human learning in the past three decades. There have also been important advances in our understanding of the nature of knowledge and new knowledge creation. These advances, when combined...
Meaningful Learning: The Essential Factor for Conceptual Change in Limited or Inappropriate Propositional Hierarchies Leading to Empowerment of Learners
Science Education Vol. 86, No. 4 (2002) pp. 548–71
Suggests that the construction and reconstruction of meanings by learners requires that they actively seek to integrate new knowledge with knowledge already in their cognitive structure. Concept mapping has been used effectively to aid meaningful...
This report (1) describes a Nebraska school district's implementation of a central data processing capability and (2) summarizes study findings researched in cooperation with International Business Machines (IBM). In the mid-seventies, the district...
Mobile Learning in a Large Blended Computer Science Classroom: System Function, Pedagogies, and Their Impact on Learning
IEEE Transactions on Education Vol. 52, No. 4 (November 2009) pp. 538–546
The computer science classes in China's institutions of higher education often have large numbers of students. In addition, many institutions offer "blended" classes that include both on-campus and online students. These large blended classrooms...
Journal of Biological Education Vol. 35, No. 3 (2001) pp. 118–24
Discusses several new assessment strategies that encourage meaningful learning and conceptual understanding in biological science. Introduces evaluation and measurement techniques that help students assimilate well-integrated, strongly cohesive...
Alberto J. Canas; Kenneth M. Ford; Joseph D. Novak; Patrick Hayes; Thomas R. Reichherzer; Niranjan Suri
Science Teacher Vol. 68, No. 4 (2001) pp. 49–51
Describes a collaborative software system that allows students from distant schools to share claims derived from their concept maps. Sharing takes place by accessing The Knowledge Soup, a repository of propositions submitted by students and stored...