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Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 20, No. 4 (2017) pp. 191–204
The use of external representations has the potential to facilitate inquiry learning, especially hypothesis generation and reasoning, which typically present difficulties for students. This study describes a novel three-dimensional cognitive mapping ...
Journal of Research in Science Teaching Vol. 55, No. 9 (2018) pp. 1239–1263
The use of external representations has a potential to facilitate inquiry learning, especially in hypothesis generation and scientific reasoning, which are typical difficulties encountered by students. This study proposes and investigates the...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 20, No. 4 (2017) pp. 166–178
Young people now must compete in a global, knowledge-based, innovation-centered economy; they must acquire not just academic knowledge, but also character attributes such as intrinsic motivation, persistence, and flexibility. To accomplish these...
A multi-user virtual environment to support students' self-efficacy and interest in science: A latent growth model analysis
Learning and Instruction Vol. 41, No. 1 (February 2016) pp. 11–22
Using latent growth models, we explored: (a) The effect of middle school students' (n = 189) pre-intervention science self-efficacy and science interest on their initial interest in an Ecosystems Multi-User Virtual Environment (EcoMUVE) and the rate ...
Turning Transfer Inside Out: The Affordances of Virtual Worlds and Mobile Devices in Real World Contexts for Teaching about Causality across Time and Distance in Ecosystems
Tina A. Grotzer; Megan M. Powell; Katarzyna M. Derbiszewska; Caroline J. Courter; Amy M. Kamarainen; Shari J. Metcalf; Christopher J. Dede
Technology, Knowledge and Learning Vol. 20, No. 1 (April 2015) pp. 43–69
Reasoning about ecosystems includes consideration of causality over temporal and spatial distances; yet learners typically focus on immediate time frames and local contexts. Teaching students to reason beyond these boundaries has met with some...