Towards a multidimensional model for learning objects and learners

This paper presents a multi-dimensional learning style model and a system specification to automatically generate adaptive courses using the aspect oriented technique.

Synchronous computer mediated collaborative activities among collocated students: Conditions that ma

Synchronous collaborative activities are usually studied in conditions where teachers and students are physically separated. Is there any possibility to apply these activities when all participants are collocated? Does this collocated collaboration setting seems meaningful and for what reasons? Is the quality of learning and teaching process satisfactory high? Under what conditions? The present research explores the previous questions. More
specifically, it explores synchronous computer mediated

Reusing IMS-LD Formalized Best Practices in Collaborative Learning Structuring

Designs of CSCL (Computer Supported Collaborative Learning) activities should be ï¬‚exible, effective and customizable to particular learning situations. On the other hand, structured designs aim to create favourable conditions for learning. Thus, this paper proposes the collection of representative and broadly accepted (best practices) structuring techniques in collaborative learning. The paper also proposes the formulation of these techniques as patterns: the so- called CLFPs (Collaborative Le

Evaluating an evidence-based approach to designing and implementing a teaching sequence about plant

Although there is now a significant database of research evidence about studentsâ€™ learning of biological concepts, there is general scepticism as to whether this research has had any impact on the practice of teachers. A likely reason for the low impact of research is that little is known about what is involved for teachers in drawing upon research findings about learning to improve practice. In this paper we present findings from a study that is investigating the process of transforming resea

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Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 4: Thinking Like a Mathematician

What does a mathematician do? What does it mean to think like a mathematician? This program parallels what a mathematician does in real life with the creative thinking of students.,How a Mathematician Approaches Problems - Fern Hunt, a mathematician at the National Institute for Standards and Technology, is seen as she collaborates with colleagues to solve difficult technical problems. Using the metaphor of the childrenÂ’s game Towers of Hanoi, she explains her approach to solving problems. 15 m

Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 5. Building on Useful Ideas

One of the strands of the Rutgers long-term study was to find out how useful ideas spread through a community of learners and evolve over time. Here, the focus is on the teacherÂ’s role in fostering thoughtful mathematics.,Â“EquationsÂ” In Colts Neck, New Jersey, fourth-grade teacher and former Rutgers researcher Amy Martino finds out that what started as a 15-minute Â“warm-upÂ” question evolves into an interesting discussion about equations.

Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 5. Building on Useful Ideas

One of the strands of the Rutgers long-term study was to find out how useful ideas spread through a community of learners and evolve over time. Here, the focus is on the teacherÂ’s role in fostering thoughtful mathematics.,Englewood, NJ Â— Fourth Grade: Towers Fourth-grade teacher Blanche Young attempts the Towers activity for the first time with her students. She feels that their work is valuable, but questions how much time these open-ended activities are taking away from the standard curricul

Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 5. Building on Useful Ideas

One of the strands of the Rutgers long-term study was to find out how useful ideas spread through a community of learners and evolve over time. Here, the focus is on the teacherÂ’s role in fostering thoughtful mathematics.,Englewood, NJ Â— Fourth Grade: Towers Fourth-grade teacher Blanche Young attempts the Towers activity for the first time with her students. She feels that their work is valuable, but questions how much time these open-ended activities are taking away from the standard curricul

Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 5. Building on Useful Ideas

One of the strands of the Rutgers long-term study was to find out how useful ideas spread through a community of learners and evolve over time. Here, the focus is on the teacherÂ’s role in fostering thoughtful mathematics.,Englewood, NJ Â— Fourth Grade: Towers Fourth-grade teacher Blanche Young attempts the Towers activity for the first time with her students. She feels that their work is valuable, but questions how much time these open-ended activities are taking away from the standard curricul

Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 5. Building on Useful Ideas

One of the strands of the Rutgers long-term study was to find out how useful ideas spread through a community of learners and evolve over time. Here, the focus is on the teacherÂ’s role in fostering thoughtful mathematics.,EnglewoodÂ—Kindergarten: Stacking Blocks In Englewood, New Jersey, a kindergarten teacher uses blocks as mathematical objects in an addition activity.

Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 2. Are You Convinced?

Proof making is one of the key ideas in mathematics. Looking at teachers and students grappling with the same probability problem, we see how two kinds of proofÂ—proof by cases and proof by inductionÂ—naturally grow out of the need to justify and convince others.,25 min. Englewood, New JerseyÂ—Teachers Workshop Englewood, a town with unsatisfactory student test scores, is implementing a long-term project to improve math achievement. As part of a professional development workshop designed in part

Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 1. Following Children's Ideas in Mathematics

An unprecedented long-term study conducted by researchers at Rutgers University followed the development of mathematical thinking in a randomly selected group of students for 12 yearsÂ—from first grade through high schoolÂ—with surprising results. In an overview of the study, we look at some of the conditions that made the studentsÂ’ math achievement possible.,10 min Building Towers Five-HighThe Kenilworth students in the fourth grade are seen working on the Towers problem (Â“How many different

Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 5. Building on Useful Ideas

One of the strands of the Rutgers long-term study was to find out how useful ideas spread through a community of learners and evolve over time. Here, the focus is on the teacherÂ’s role in fostering thoughtful mathematics.,EnglewoodÂ—Second Grade: Probing Student Thinking. How can a teacher know what an individual student is thinking when there are 24 or more students in the room? In Englewood, a second-grade teacher tries to follow her studentsÂ’ thinking by asking appropriate questions as she

Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 5. Building on Useful Ideas

One of the strands of the Rutgers long-term study was to find out how useful ideas spread through a community of learners and evolve over time. Here, the focus is on the teacherÂ’s role in fostering thoughtful mathematics.,EnglewoodÂ—Second Grade: Probing Student Thinking. How can a teacher know what an individual student is thinking when there are 24 or more students in the room? In Englewood, a second-grade teacher tries to follow her studentsÂ’ thinking by asking appropriate questions as she

Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 5. Building on Useful Ideas

One of the strands of the Rutgers long-term study was to find out how useful ideas spread through a community of learners and evolve over time. Here, the focus is on the teacherÂ’s role in fostering thoughtful mathematics.,Â“Equations" In Colts Neck, New Jersey, fourth-grade teacher and former Rutgers researcher Amy Martino finds out that what started as a 15-minute Â“warm-upÂ” question evolves into an interesting discussion about equations.

Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 5. Building on Useful Ideas

One of the strands of the Rutgers long-term study was to find out how useful ideas spread through a community of learners and evolve over time. Here, the focus is on the teacherÂ’s role in fostering thoughtful mathematics.,EnglewoodÂ—Fourth Grade: Towers Fourth-grade teacher Blanche Young attempts the Towers activity for the first time with her students. She feels that their work is valuable, but questions how much time these open-ended activities are taking away from the standard curriculum.

Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 2. Are You Convinced?

Proof making is one of the key ideas in mathematics. Looking at teachers and students grappling with the same probability problem, we see how two kinds of proofÂ—proof by cases and proof by inductionÂ—naturally grow out of the need to justify and convince others.,Englewood, New JerseyÂ—Teachers Workshop Englewood, a town with unsatisfactory student test scores, is implementing a long-term project to improve math achievement. As part of a professional development workshop designed in part to give

Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 1. Following Children's Ideas in Mathematics

An unprecedented long-term study conducted by researchers at Rutgers University followed the development of mathematical thinking in a randomly selected group of students for 12 yearsÂ—from first grade through high schoolÂ—with surprising results. In an overview of the study, we look at some of the conditions that made the studentsÂ’ math achievement possible.,10 min Building Towers Five-High The Kenilworth students in the fourth grade are seen working on the Towers problem (Â“How many different

Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 1. Following Children's Ideas in Mathematics

An unprecedented long-term study conducted by researchers at Rutgers University followed the development of mathematical thinking in a randomly selected group of students for 12 yearsÂ—from first grade through high schoolÂ—with surprising results. In an overview of the study, we look at some of the conditions that made the studentsÂ’ math achievement possible.,5 min. Mathematics in Free Play? Prof. Herbert Ginsburg, a psychologist at Columbia University Teachers College, finds that when you exam