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Journal of the Learning Sciences

January 2008 Volume 17, Number 1

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Number of articles: 4

  1. Fertile Zones of Cultural Encounter in Computer Science Education

    Yifat Ben-David Kolikant & Mordechai Ben-Ari

    We explain certain learning difficulties in computer science education as resulting from a clash between the students' culture as computer users and the professional computing culture. We propose... More

    pp. 1-32

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  2. The Seeds of Time: Why Classroom Dialogue Needs a Temporal Analysis

    Neil Mercer

    The process of teaching and learning in school has a natural long-term trajectory and cannot be understood only as a series of discrete educational events. Classroom talk plays an important role in... More

    pp. 33-59

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  3. Guided Participation in Three Youth Activism Organizations: Facilitation, Apprenticeship, and Joint Work

    Ben Kirshner

    Multiracial youth activism groups, based in working class and poor neighborhoods, seek to improve social conditions by organizing grassroots campaigns. Campaigns such as these, which require... More

    pp. 60-101

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  4. The Use of Immersive Virtual Reality in the Learning Sciences: Digital Transformations of Teachers, Students, and Social Context

    Jeremy N. Bailenson, Nick Yee, Jim Blascovich, Andrew C. Beall, Nicole Lundblad & Michael Jin

    This article illustrates the utility of using virtual environments to transform social interaction via behavior and context, with the goal of improving learning in digital environments. We first... More

    pp. 102-141

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