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Cognition and Instruction Vol. 20, No. 4 (2002) pp. 485–522
Three studies examined high school and college students' proficiency with sourcing, contextualization, and corroboration skills when working with history documents. Findings indicated that students using "Sourcer's Apprentice"--a computer-based...
Language, learning, and teacher professionalism: An investigation of specialized language use among pupils, teachers, and student teachers
International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 68, No. 1 (2014) pp. 46–56
This article discusses how language use affects reasoning and learning in educational settings. Interactions among (1) pupils in upper secondary school, (2) teachers in upper secondary school, and (3) student teachers studying to become secondary...
The seduction of easiness: How science depictions influence laypeople’s reliance on their own evaluation of scientific information
Learning and Instruction Vol. 22, No. 3 (June 2012) pp. 231–243
The present research investigated whether laypeople are inclined to rely on their own evaluations of the acceptability of scientific claims despite their knowledge limitations. Specifically, we tested whether laypeople are more prone to discount...
Reading multiple texts about climate change: The relationship between memory for sources and text comprehension
Learning and Instruction Vol. 20, No. 3 pp. 192–204
In many situations, readers are asked to learn from multiple documents. Many studies have found that evaluating the trustworthiness and usefulness of document sources is an important skill in such learning situations. There has been, however, no...
Cognition and Instruction Vol. 31, No. 2 (2013) pp. 176–203
This study used think-aloud methodology to explore undergraduates' spontaneous attention to and use of source information while reading six documents that presented conflicting views on a controversial social scientific issue in a Google-like...
Learning and Instruction Vol. 22, No. 5 (October 2012) pp. 320–330
The current studies investigated the efficient use of dialogue in intelligent tutoring systems that use natural language interaction. Such dialogues can be relatively time-consuming. This work addresses the question of how much dialogue is needed to ...
Different Approaches to Assessing the Quality of Explanations Following a Multiple-Document Inquiry Activity in Science
Jennifer Wiley; Peter Hastings; Dylan Blaum; Allison J. Jaeger; Simon Hughes; Patricia Wallace; Thomas D. Griffin; M. Anne Britt
International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education Vol. 27, No. 4 (2017) pp. 758–790
This article describes several approaches to assessing student understanding using written explanations that students generate as part of a multiple-document inquiry activity on a scientific topic (global warming). The current work attempts to...