Publications

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Through long-term partnerships with schools, districts, and community organizations, The Learning Partnership collaboratively engages in rigorous research that both informs solutions and contributes to educational theory. This section provides an archive of The Learning Partnership's publications. The publications can be filtered by partnership, research area, author, keyword, and type.

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Title
Type
Date

Does Exploring Computer Science Increase Computer Science Enrollment?

This study investigated the impact of the Exploring Computer Science (ECS) program on the likelihood that students of all races and gender would pursue further computer science coursework in high school.
Conference
Apr 2018

Equal Outcomes 4 All: A Study of Student Learning in ECS

This study investigated patterns in the development of computational thinking practices in the context of the Exploring Computer Science (ECS) program, a high school introductory CS course and professional development program.
Conference
Feb 2018

Getting Students Jazzed about Critical Zone: Engaging Students in Authentic Inquiry through Data Jam

Critical Zone science provides a rich context for middle and high school students in Puerto Rico to investigate their own questions about a recent drought and historical storm events through the Luquillo Schoolyard Data Jam.
Article
Oct 2017

Does a Taste of Computing Increase Computer Science Enrollment?

This study shows that students find the Exploring Computer Science course personally relevant, leading to increased expectancy and value for computer science, and increased likelihood of students pursuing additional computer science courses.
Article
Jun 2017
A tiny frog, a bit bigger than the size of an adult's thumbnail, rests on a little brown tree branch in the rainforests of Puerto Rico.

Taking Students on a Journey to El Yunque

This paper is a design case that describes the evolution of the first 2 decades of development of Journey to El Yunque. It highlights the importance of designing curricular experiences around specific scientific communities of practice.
Article
Feb 2016

The Impact of Text Genre on Science Learning in an Authentic Science Learning Environment

This research shows that it is possible to create narrative, anthropomorphic versions of background readings without negatively impacting student learning from model-based reasoning investigations.
Conference
Apr 2015

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