Daniel Edelson

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The scaffolding metaphor was originally developed to describe the support given by a more expert individual in a one-on-one interaction. Since then, the notion of scaffolding has been applied more broadly, and it has been transformed and generalized. Most recently, it has been used by researchers in the learning sciences to describe features and functions(More)
Since the advent of the integration of wind power technologies into power systems, power system operators have developed numerous strategies to accommodate its impacts. At low penetrations, many system operators will treat wind power as negative load, in that it is planned for as a fixed value, not as an option to assist in the optimal dispatch solution.(More)
This symposium addresses methodological issues in studying children’s knowledge and learning processes. The class of methods discussed here looks at processes of learning in fine-grained detail, through which a theoretical framework evolves rather than is merely applied. This class of methodological orientations to studying learning processes diverges from(More)
In this chapter, we consider the design of learning experiences in the geosciences. Recognizing that too often, educational experiences do not lead to understanding that the learner can draw on when it is relevant, we focus on learning that leads to usable understanding. We use the analogy of engineering research and development to describe the way we have(More)
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