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|Title:||Improving Students' Scientific Reasoning Skills via Virtual Experiments and Worked Examples|
|Publisher:||International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)|
|Citation:||Liu, S. & Varma, K. (2012). Improving Students' Scientific Reasoning Skills via Virtual Experiments and Worked Examples. In van Aalst, J., Thompson, K., Jacobson, M. J., & Reimann, P. (Eds.), The Future of Learning: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2012) – Volume 2, Short Papers, Symposia, and Abstracts (pp. 483-484). Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA: International Society of the Learning Sciences.|
|Abstract:||This work looks at how to improve students' scientific reasoning. The findings suggest that neither worked examples alone nor interactive visualization experiences alone are as helpful as the combination. While worked examples are effective instructional devices to assist learning, due to students' limited self-explanation skills, virtual experiments are needed to elicit more metacognitive efforts when studying the examples. At the same time, worked examples provide direct guidance that can prevent potential frustration with the visualization.|
|Appears in Collections:||ICLS 2012|
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