Mary Oliver publishes a new paper in Learning and Instruction

Does inquiry learning automatically help children learn in science? Some people believe the answer to this is a firm YES of COURSE and others NO WAY So read this paper written by John Jerrim, Mary Oliver and Sam Sims published today in Learning and Instruction to see what the data say about children in UK schools. It is currently available free without registration from this link ...
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Fashion Icons

LSRI has long been known for our style, I mean check out this photo of some of us on a recent night out ... But now its official, we have expertise in fashion design. OK so really what we really have is insight into the professional vision of fashion designers and the skills students need to develop to be successful. Check out this paper - hopefully not paywalled -  written by Valentina Caruso and her co-authors including the very stylish Shaaron Ainsworth. ...
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LSRI PhD student Ipek Saralar’s Publication Success

Congratulations to Ipek Saralar who published her first journal article titled “The Evaluation of a Pre-service Mathematics Teacher’s TPACK: A Case of 3D Shapes with GeoGebra” in the International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education (IJTME). Below is the editor’s introduction to the paper. Want to read more? Contact Ipek on [email protected] or click here for her blog. “The first paper by Ipek Saralar, Mine Işıksal-Bostan and Didem Akyüz reports their findings from a case study about how a pre-service trainee teacher developed her technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) during her school experience. The mathematical topic is 3D shapes and the trainee teacher (Deniz) used GeoGebra to teach the topic. Deniz’s TPACK was assessed according to four themes: curriculum and assessment, learning, teaching, and access, comprising five levels of recognising, accepting, adapting, exploring and advancing. Through observations and interview, Saralar, Işıksal-Bostan and Akyüz found that Deniz’s TPACK showed an observable development in teaching with technology, and it seems dynamic and multiple...
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EARLI SIG 20 and SIG 26 Conference

The EARLI SIG 20 and SIG 26 conference will take place in Jerusalem, Israel, from October 9 to October 12. The conference team is “Argumentation and Inquiry as Venues for Civic Education” and combines the two special interest group of EARLI: SIG 20 "Inquiry Learning" and SIG 26 "Argumentation, Dialogue and Reasoning". Our LSRI member Freydis is co-organizing the conference in her role as JURE assistant coordinator of EARLI SIG 26, together with the other two coordinators Armin Weinberger from the University of Saarland and Baruch Schwarz from the Herbrew University of Jerusalem. The conference will be a vibrant platform for Learning Sciences or Learning and Instruction researchers from all over the world. Highlights of the conference will be the four keynote talks that will be held by Cindy Hmelo-Silver, Eleni Kyza, Hugo Mercier and Robin Alexander. ...
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Multi Source Multi Representational Reading

I have a new commentary on this topic published in Learning and Instruction. Elsevier has provided a free link to it which should be valid for the next month (ie September 2018) here https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1XWSh3QACxZhsh. Afterwards, this link will take you to a paywalled version of the paper or you can find a draft version via the University of Nottingham's eprint service http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/49453...
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