The role of explanations in learning

Lauren Barth-Cohen, Jennifer Chiu, Beat Schwendimann

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Abstract

This poster session brings together six perspectives on the role of explanations in learning. Each poster presents recent empirical and/or theoretical findings that address how, when or why explaining is beneficial for learning. This session will highlight the similarities and differences among how the term explanation is used in cognitive science, psychology, and science education with the aim of moving the field towards a better understanding of how explanations can support learning. By bringing together these researchers we aim to encourage communication around what constitutes an explanation and how the researchers from different communities are addressing similar issues, such as the nature of teacher's explanations, student's explanations, expert's explanations, and self-explanations and their role in learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLearning in the Disciplines: ICLS 2010 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences
Pages488-495
Number of pages8
Volume2
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 29 2010Jul 2 2010

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Other9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period6/29/107/2/10

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Barth-Cohen, L., Chiu, J., & Schwendimann, B. (2010). The role of explanations in learning. In Learning in the Disciplines: ICLS 2010 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (Vol. 2, pp. 488-495)

The role of explanations in learning. / Barth-Cohen, Lauren; Chiu, Jennifer; Schwendimann, Beat.

Learning in the Disciplines: ICLS 2010 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. Vol. 2 2010. p. 488-495.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Barth-Cohen, L, Chiu, J & Schwendimann, B 2010, The role of explanations in learning. in Learning in the Disciplines: ICLS 2010 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. vol. 2, pp. 488-495, 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010, Chicago, IL, United States, 6/29/10.
Barth-Cohen L, Chiu J, Schwendimann B. The role of explanations in learning. In Learning in the Disciplines: ICLS 2010 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. Vol. 2. 2010. p. 488-495
Barth-Cohen, Lauren ; Chiu, Jennifer ; Schwendimann, Beat. / The role of explanations in learning. Learning in the Disciplines: ICLS 2010 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. Vol. 2 2010. pp. 488-495
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