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Improving the preparation for fieldwork with IT: two examples from physical geography part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper investigates two ways information technology (IT) can enhance fieldwork preparation. The author asserts that geographic information systems (GIS) and computer-based tutorials can help ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Teaching in the Field, Ways Of Learning:In the Field
Subject: Geography:Geospatial, Physical

GasLab-an Extensible Modeling Toolkit for Exploring Micro- and Macro- Views of Gases part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This chapter is set in the context of dynamic systems modeling and the Connected Probability Project. It discusses uses of StarLogo, an object-based parallel modeling language (OBPML), and StarLogoT, ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Inquiry-Based Learning, Cognitive Domain:How information is organized:Mental models
Subject: Education, Chemistry

Modeling Nature's Emergent Patterns with Multi-Agent Languages part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper asserts that the inclusion of complex systems perspectives in school curricula would help students see connections between various knowledge domains. More specifically, learners using ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Cognitive Domain:How information is organized:Mental models
Subject: Education

Statistical Mechanics for secondary school: The GasLab Multi-agent Modeling Toolkit part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper presents case studies of the design and exploration of computer-based models of statistical mechanical phenomena. The cases lead the authors to analyze and discuss the role of model-based ...

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

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


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