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|Title:||Reasoning About Mechanism: Children's Explanations of Pop-ups|
|Publisher:||International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)|
|Citation:||Shinohara, M. & Rouse, R. (2012). Reasoning About Mechanism: Children's Explanations of Pop-ups. 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. 535-536). Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA: International Society of the Learning Sciences.|
|Abstract:||In order to investigate how children reason about mechanism, we presented 31 children from two third-grade classrooms with the task of constructing a pop-up book. Here we report the results of a qualitative analysis of 29 children's semi-structured interviews in which they answered questions about their pop-up books post-construction. We found that nearly all children exhibited seeds of mechanistic reasoning, and that their attention to pop-up mechanisms varied.|
|Appears in Collections:||ICLS 2012|
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