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Measuring Engineering Design Self‐Efficacy
Background Self-concept can influence how an individual learns, but is often overlooked when assessing student learning in engineering. Purpose (Hypothesis) To validate an instrumentExpand
Making authentic science accessible to students
Authentic activities are important in promoting inquiry because they provide natural problem-solving contexts with high degrees of complexity. This study designed and studied effective inquiry tasksExpand
How do technology‐enhanced inquiry science units impact classroom learning?
We investigated how student understanding of complex science topics was impacted when 27 teachers switched from typical to inquiry instruction in a delayed cohort comparison design study. For theExpand
Assessing learning progression of energy concepts across middle school grades: The knowledge integration perspective
We use a construct-based assessment approach to measure learning progression of energy concepts across physical, life, and earth science contexts in middle school grades. We model the knowledgeExpand
Technology-Rich Inquiry Science in Urban Classrooms: What are the Barriers to Inquiry Pedagogy?
What are the barriers to technology-rich inquiry pedagogy in urban science classrooms, and what kinds of programs and support structures allow these barriers to be overcome? Research on theExpand
Research towards an expanded understanding of inquiry science beyond one idealized standard
The work presented builds on a multiyear effort to study the implementa- tion and adaptation of Kids as Global Scientists (KGS), an inquiry-based, technology-rich middle school learning environmentExpand
Changes in participants' scientific attitudes and epistemological beliefs during an astronomical citizen science project
Citizen science projects provide non-scientists with opportunities to take part in scientific research. While their contribution to scientific data collection has been well documented, there isExpand
Teaching and Assessing Knowledge Integration in Science
Interactive visualizations combined with online inquiry and embedded assessments can deepen student understanding of complex ideas in science.
Assessing Knowledge Integration in Science: Construct, Measures, and Evidence
In response to the demand for sound science assessments, this article presents the development of a latent construct called knowledge integration as an effective measure of science inquiry. KnowledgeExpand