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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...
David J. Shernoff; Sean Kelly; Stephen M. Tonks; Brett Anderson; Robert F. Cavanagh; Suparna Sinha; Beheshteh Abdi
Learning and Instruction Vol. 43, No. 1 (June 2016) pp. 52–60
The purpose of this study was to investigate the linkage between the quality of the learning environment and the quality of students' experience in seven high school classrooms in six different subject areas. The quality of the learning environment...