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The Challenges of Teaching and Learning about Science in the Twenty-First Century: Exploring the Abilities and Constraints of Adolescent Learners
Studies in Science Education Vol. 48, No. 1 (2012) pp. 89–117
In this article, we critically examine skills that are necessary for the effective learning of science in adolescent populations. We argue that a focus on twenty-first-century skills among adolescents within the context of science instruction must...
Promoting Attitude Change and Expressed Willingness to Take Action toward Climate Change in College Students
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 40, No. 1 (January 2012) pp. 1–17
This study examined the relationship among cognitive and motivational variables impacting college students' willingness to take mitigative action to reduce the impacts of human-induced climate change. One hundred and forty college students were...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 19, No. 5 (October 2010) pp. 409–414
The use of computer simulations as educational tools may afford the means to develop understanding of evolution as a natural, emergent, and decentralized process. However, special consideration of developmental constraints on learning may be...
"Pluto Has Been a Planet My Whole Life!" Emotions, Attitudes, and Conceptual Change in Elementary Students' Learning about Pluto's Reclassification
Research in Science Education Vol. 43, No. 2 (April 2013) pp. 529–550
Learning about certain scientific topics has potential to spark strong emotions among students. We investigated whether emotions predicted students' attitudes after engaging in independent rereading and/or rereading plus discussion about Pluto's...
Learning and Instruction Vol. 27, No. 1 (October 2013) pp. 50–62
Plausibility is a central but under-examined topic in conceptual change research. Climate change is an important socio-scientific topic; however, many view human-induced climate change as implausible. When learning about climate change, students...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 30, No. 1 (Jan 01, 2004) pp. 113–136
The potential of on-line discussions to prompt greater reflection of course material is often stymied by a tendency of students to agree with one another rather than to formulate counter-arguments. This article describes an experiment using note...
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association 2002 (April 2002)
The potential of online discussions to prompt greater reflection of course material is often stymied by a tendency of students to agree with one another rather than formulating counterarguments. This study reports an experiment using note starters...
The curious case of climate change: Testing a theoretical model of epistemic beliefs, epistemic emotions, and complex learning
Krista R. Muis; Reinhard Pekrun; Gale M. Sinatra; Roger Azevedo; Gregory Trevors; Elisabeth Meier; Benjamin C. Heddy
Learning and Instruction Vol. 39, No. 1 (October 2015) pp. 168–183
We propose a theoretical model linking students' epistemic beliefs, epistemic emotions, learning strategies, and learning outcomes. The model was tested across two studies with 439 post-secondary students from Canada, the United States, and Germany...