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Connected Science: Learning Biology through Constructing and Testing Computational Theories part of SERC Print Resource Collection
There are many disparities between studying biology and conducting biology research. This paper presents an approach that attempts to narrow the gap between school biology and research biology ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Inquiry-Based Learning, Instructional Design
Subject: Education, Biology

Thinking in Levels: A Dynamic Systems Perspective to Making Sense of the World. part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper advocates for an expanded role for the concept of emergent levels in science education, an approach that encourages students to view math and science as a system or network of emerging ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Cognitive Domain:How information is organized:Mental models
Subject: Education

Research methodologies in science education; assessing students' alternative conceptions part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article explores three conceptual understanding topics: barriers to understanding, instructional strategies to help students understand fundamental geoscience concepts, and determining if and ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design, Assessment, Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning
Subject: Geoscience, Education:Assessment

WISE Design for Knowledge Integration part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper describes the Web-Based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE) design team practices, features of the WISE learning environment, and patterns of feature use in current library projects. WISE ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology
Subject: Education

Naive Theories of Motion part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This chapter discusses knowledge of motion gained by experience, or naive theories of motion, and how experiential knowledge interacts with knowledge gained in the classroom. It describes research ...

Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain:How information is organized:Mental models
Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics, Education

Research on conceptual understanding in mechanics part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper discusses research on the learning and teaching of some basic physics mechanics concepts. Several specific examples from representative investigations are presented in order to illustrate ...

Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:Active/Kinesthetic/Experiential, Instructional Design, Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning
Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics, Education

The Implications of Cognitive Studies for Teaching Physics part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article reviews lessons learned from cognitive studies. It suggests that results of cognitive studies provide a framework that is transferable to talking about and understanding how physics ...

Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain:How information is organized:Mental models
Subject: Education, Physics:Education Practices

Conceptions of natural selection: A snapshot of the sense making process part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This study investigates why students retain naïve explanations of natural phenomena even after being presented with scientifically acceptable explanations and whether changes over time ...

Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain:How information is organized:Mental models
Subject: Biology:Evolution, Education

The Distribution of Resources and Expertise and the Implementation of Schoolwide Reform Initiatives part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Using a sample of 499 teachers from 23 schools engaged in locally-designed schoolwide reform initiatives, the authors analyzed how well access to expertise predicted the influence of reforms on ...

Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:Social Networking
Subject: Education

Integrating undergraduate education and scientific discovery through field research in igneous petrology part of SERC Print Resource Collection
We recast a standard igneous petrology course at Fort Lewis College into a field-based, inquiry-driven research course focused on a specific field area, in this case the Tertiary volcanic complex at ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Teaching in the Field, Ways Of Learning:In the Field
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology


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