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University of Pennsylvania
Exploring the application of an evolutionary educational complex systems framework to teaching and learning about issues in the science and technology classroom
Exploring the application of an evolutionary@educational@complex@systems@framework to teaching and learning about issues in the science and technology classroom (2005) pp. 1–119
Understanding the world through a complex systems lens has recently garnered a great deal of interest in many knowledge disciplines. In the educational arena, interactional studies, through their focus on understanding patterns of system behaviour...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 49, No. 3 (2005) pp. 33–41
Constructively promoting the educational development of today's young tech savvy students and fostering the productive technological facility of tomorrow's youth requires harnessing new technological tools creatively. The MIT Teacher Education...
Feedback (F) Fueling Adaptation (A) Network Growth (N) and Self-Organization (S): A Complex Systems Design and Evaluation Approach to Professional Development
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 15, No. 5 (December 2006) pp. 353–366
This paper reports on the efficacy of a professional development framework premised on four complex systems design principles: Feedback, Adaptation, Network Growth and Self-organization (FANS). The framework is applied to the design and delivery of...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 58, No. 1 (January 2014) pp. 49–55
Despite the potential of augmented reality (AR) in enabling students to construct new understanding, little is known about how the processes and interactions with the multimedia lead to increased learning. This study seeks to explore the affordances ...
In Search of Practitioner-Based Social Capital: A Social Network Analysis Tool for Understanding and Facilitating Teacher Collaboration in a US-Based STEM Professional Development Program
Professional Development in Education Vol. 37, No. 1 (February 2011) pp. 75–93
This paper presents the first in a series of studies on the informal advice networks of a community of teachers in an in-service professional development program. The aim of the research was to use Social Network Analysis as a methodological tool to ...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 24, No. 2 (April 2005) pp. 157–178
In the this paper, we report on a program of study called Adventures in Modeling that challenges the traditional scientific method approach in science classrooms using StarLogo modeling software. Drawing upon previous successful efforts with older...
Using Palm Technology in Participatory Simulations of Complex Systems: A New Take on Ubiquitous and Accessible Mobile Computing
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 14, No. 3 (September 2005) pp. 285–297
This paper reports on teachers' perceptions of the educational affordances of a handheld application called Participatory Simulations. It presents evidence from five cases representing each of the populations who work with these computational tools. ...
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 20, No. 5 (October 2004) pp. 347–359
Recent educational computer-based technologies have offered promising lines of research that promote social constructivist learning goals, develop skills required to operate in a knowledge-based economy (Roschelle et al. 2000), and enable more...
Convergent Adaptation in Small Groups: Understanding Professional Development Activities Through a Complex Systems Lens
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 2 (April 2010) pp. 319–344
Understanding the dynamics of individual or group adaptation can provide valuable information for constructing professional development strategies to increase chances of instructional success. This paper reports on an exploratory study that...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (Mar 29, 2010) pp. 3331–3336
This panel presents papers that share lessons on important issues related to STEM teacher education learned from the National Science Foundation’s ITEST (Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers) program. These papers will be...
Science-specialist Student-teachers Consider Promoting Technological Design Projects: Contributions of Multi-media Case Methods
Research in Science Education Vol. 33, No. 2 (2003) pp. 163–87
Reports on science-specialist student teachers' conceptions about science and technology and corresponding priorities for school science. Students' conceptions were measured after interacting with a case documentary that depicted students...
Exploring the Use of Cases and Case Methods in Influencing Elementary Preservice Science Teachers' Self-Efficacy Beliefs
Journal of Science Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 1 (March 2006) pp. 15–35
In this study, we hypothesize that cases demonstrating exemplary practice in the science classroom can be used as a source for learning content and pedagogical skills that will improve teachers' self-efficacy beliefs. Twelve preservice elementary...
Using an Adaptive Expertise Lens to Understand the Quality of Teachers' Classroom Implementation of Computer-Supported Complex Systems Curricula in High School Science
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 33, No. 2 (2015) pp. 237–251
Background: This exploratory study is part of a larger-scale research project aimed at building theoretical and practical knowledge of complex systems in students and teachers with the goal of improving high school biology learning through...
International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Vol. 7, No. 4 (December 2012) pp. 519–541
Although learning science in informal non-school environments has shown great promise in terms of increasing interest and engagement, few studies have systematically investigated and produced evidence of improved conceptual knowledge and cognitive...
How Augmented Reality, Textual, and Collaborative Scaffolds Work Synergistically to Improve Learning in a Science Museum
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 36, No. 3 (2018) pp. 261–281
Background: This study builds on a series of studies that examined how augmented reality and various other learning scaffolds can promote deeper conceptual and cognitive understanding among visitors in a science museum. Purpose: We focus...
Augmented Reality in the Science Museum: Lessons Learned in Scaffolding for Conceptual and Cognitive Learning
International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA) 2012 (October 2012)
This research follows on previous studies that investigated how digitally augmented devices and knowledge scaffolds enhance learning in a science museum. We investigated what combination of scaffolds could be used in conjunction with the unique...
New Applications for Multimedia Cases: Promoting Reflective Practice in Preservice Teacher Education
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 11, No. 4 (2003) pp. 483–500
In recent years, there has been growing interest in the use of multimedia cases for the purposes of preservice teacher preparation. Case-based learning typically involves an analysis of a teaching scenario followed by a discussion of issues that...