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Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 13, No. 1 (March 2004) pp. 7–22
A curriculum unit for middle school Earth Science called "What's on Your Plate?" was designed. The unit was implemented in several middle and high school classrooms in California and Massachusetts. In the first implementation, the total number of...
Educational Psychologist Vol. 50, No. 1 (2015) pp. 43–57
In recent years, there has been increased interest in engagement during learning. This is of particular interest in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics domains, in which many students struggle and where the United States needs...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 24, No. 6 (2015) pp. 789–802
Model-based reasoning has been introduced as an authentic way of learning science, and many researchers have developed technological tools for learning with models. This paper describes how a model-based tool, "BioLogica"?, was used to...
From Log Files to Assessment Metrics: Measuring Students' Science Inquiry Skills Using Educational Data Mining
Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 22, No. 4 (2013) pp. 521–563
We present a method for assessing science inquiry performance, specifically for the inquiry skill of designing and conducting experiments, using educational data mining on students' log data from online microworlds in the Inq-ITS system ...
William W. Cobern; David Schuster; Betty Adams; Brooks Applegate; Brandy Skjold; Adriana Undreiu; Cathleen C. Loving; Janice D. Gobert
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 28, No. 1 (April 2010) pp. 81–96
There are continuing educational and political debates about "inquiry" versus "direct" teaching of science. Traditional science instruction has been largely direct but in the US, recent national and state science education standards advocate inquiry ...
Model-Based Teaching and Learning with BioLogica[TM]: What Do They Learn? How Do They Learn? How Do We Know?
Barbara C. Buckley; Janice D. Gobert; Ann C. H. Kindfield; Paul Horwitz; Robert F. Tinker; Bobbi Gerlits; Uri Wilensky; Chris Dede; John Willett
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 13, No. 1 (March 2004) pp. 23–41
This paper describes part of a project called Modeling Across the Curriculum which is a large-scale research study in 15 schools across the United States. The specific data presented and discussed here in this paper is based on BioLogica, a...