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Research on Learning Bibliography

This bibliography was created to support the development on this site. It has not been updated since 2008 and so does not reflect the current literature. It is provided here as an historical reference.


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Ten Rules of Good (and Bad) Studying part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Tomorrow's Professor posting is an excerpt from A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) (2014). It summarizes excellent tips on good (and bad) ...

Design Considerations for Exam Wrappers part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Tomorrow's Professor posting looks at the use of exam wrappers as a way to help students improve their performance on exams. Exam wrappers are short activities that direct students to ...

Learning in the Field: Synthesis of research on thinking and learning in the geosciences part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper begins by addressing practical wisdom that has been drawn from anecdotal reports of learning in the field contributed by geoscience faculty. It then outlines the following attributes of ...

A Model for the Development and Implementation of Field Trips as an Integral Part of the Science Curriculum part of SERC Print Resource Collection
In this paper, Orion summarizes what we know from the literature about designing effective field trips for high school students, including the challenges and barriers to success. The model he ...

Systems Theory and Modeling part of SERC Web Resource Collection

From the website: 'This site is for teachers, students, and anyone else who would like a very brief, general introduction to systems thinking and systems modeling. It was written primarily as a ...

How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book is based on the seven 'Theory and Research-based Principles of Learning,' which are used with permission of Carnegie Mellon University's Eberly Center for Teaching Exellence. ...

Taking Stock: Research on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Drawing on contributions by renowned educational researchers, this book 'takes stock' of teaching and learning research in higher education. Core findings include: - There is a relationship ...

Field Geology Education: Historical Perspectives and Modern Approaches part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Field instruction has traditionally been at the core of the geoscience curriculum. The field experience has been integral to the professional development of future geoscientists, and is particularly ...

Causality in Complex Dynamic Systems: A Challenge in Earth Systems Science Education part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper explores the concepts of causality necessary to understand complex system behavior and evolution and simple but important steps in teaching about complexity can support students in ...

Undergraduate Research: Genomics Education Partnership part of SERC Print Resource Collection
The authors describe how they have assessed student learning gains in the nature and process of science by integrating genomic research intro the undergraduate curriculum.

Science as Storytelling for Teaching the Nature of Science and the Science-Religion Interface part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Here we describe a method for teaching the NOS called Science as Storytelling, which was designed to directly confront naive realist preconceptions about the NOS and replace them with more ...

The Importance of Understanding the Nature of Science for Accepting Evolution part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Many students reject evolutionary theory, whether or not they adequately understand basic evolutionary concepts. We explore the hypothesis that accepting evolution is related to understanding the ...

Scientific Argumentation in Earth System Science Education part of SERC Web Resource Collection

We investigate the merit of including deliberate instruction on argumentation and debate in an undergraduate Earth system science course. We examine sample student evaluations of arguments ...

Helping students understand challenging topics in science through ontology training part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Article abstract: Chi (2005) proposed that students experience difficulty in learning about physics concepts such as light, heat, or electric current because they attribute to these concepts an ...

Designing Coherent Science Education: Implications for Curriculum, Instruction, and Policy part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Too often in today's science classes, students learn isolated facts but are unprepared to apply scientific thinking outside of checking off answers on standardized tests. Designing Coherent ...

E-Learning for Geographers: Online Materials, Resources and Repositories part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book draws lessons from a unique collaboration of an international team of geographers, educationalists and computer scientists in developing learning materials. Descriptions and access to the ...

History of Energy in the United States: 1635-2000 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website, from the US Department of Energy, provides a history of energy use in the US from 1635-2000. It includes several figures showing how energy sources and consumption have changed through ...

The Effect of Using Inquiry and Multiple Representations on Introductory Geology Students' Conceptual Model Development of Coastal Eutrophication part of SERC Print Resource Collection
The use of inquiry-based learning (IBL) and multiple representations (e.g., physical models and information technology) has been a call for reform in science education and may be a means to reach ...

Thinking Metacognitively part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This chapter provides a straightforward introduction to the connection between metacognition and reading comprehension, a description of some of the theoretical aspects of metacognition, an ...

Metacognition in Educational Theory and Practice part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book documents metacognition studies conducted in education and how the study of metacognition has made a shift from theory to practice.

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