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How can laboratory research in cognitive and developmental psychology contribute to science education (and vice versa)?
Presentation by David Klahr, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University
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  1. How can laboratory research in cognitive and developmental psychology contribute to science education (and vice versa)?
  2. Outline
  3. Types of Psychological Research on Scientific Thinking
  4. Domain-Specific Hypothesis Generation
  5. Domain-General Evidence Evaluation:
  6. What has research on children's scientific thinking revealed?
  7. What has research on children's scientific thinking revealed?
  8. What has research on children's scientific thinking revealed?
  9. Psychologist's reaction to studies of isolated cell or cells: Great Stuff!
  10. But real teachers teaching real science can't isolate the cells!
  11. Conflicting goals and constraints:
  12. We have a lot of knowledge about cognition
  13. Outline
  14. Stokes, Donald (1997) Pasteur’s Quadrant:
  15. "Engineering" vs "Science" in science education
  16. From basic to applied research in instruction
  17. Outline
  18. Recent & Current Collaborators
  19. Research Questions:
  20. Lab study: CVS Training
  21. THE SPRINGS DOMAIN
  22. SPRINGS: an unconfounded test for length
  23. RAMPS: A multiply confounded test
  24. THREE TYPES OF TRAINING
  25. Direct Instruction
  26. Phases
  27. Results
  28. Remote Transfer
  29. % OF CHILDREN GETTING 13 of 15 CORRECT ON REMOTE (7 month delay) POSTTEST
  30. From Basic to Applied
  31. What to hold and what to fold?
  32. Participants in Classroom Study
  33. Results of classroom Study
  34. Classroom results (continued)
  35. Mutually informative approaches
  36. What about the red arrows??
  37. New Issues raised by classroom study
  38. Outline
  39. Suggestions for a science of science education
  40. Approach Avoidance
  41. Needed: large number of specific, but robust, findings
  42. What works, AND what doesn’t work, AND what doesn’t seem to matter one way or the other
  43. No magic bullet
  44. Thank you

 
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