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|Title:||Finding the Common Thread: Learners' Intuitive Knowledge of General Patterns that Apply Across Domains|
|Publisher:||International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)|
|Citation:||Swanson, H. (2012). Finding the Common Thread: Learners' Intuitive Knowledge of General Patterns that Apply Across Domains. 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. 563-564). Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA: International Society of the Learning Sciences.|
|Abstract:||This study explores learners' intuitive knowledge of the general patterns of change that apply across multiple domains. Examples of such patterns are oscillation, equilibration, and threshold. Intuitions of these patterns can be leveraged in the design of constructivist science instruction. Clinical interviews elicit pattern intuitions by showing participants highly schematic simulations designed to illustrate each pattern. Participants are then prompted to generate examples of phenomena that follow each pattern. Preliminary analysis suggests that students have rich intuitive knowledge regarding general patterns that transcend various domains.|
|Appears in Collections:||ICLS 2012|
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