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

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
Drought research

Drought in the Critical Zone: Engaging students in authentic inquiry through Data Jam

This article examines how a severe drought in Puerto Rico provided a rich context for high school students to investigate their own questions about weather and climate through a teaching strategy called Data Jam.
Article
Jan 2016

The Cat is Alive and Well: Curiosity Motivates Exploration for High Interest Learners

This AERA paper examines how individuals with varying levels of individual interest interact with domain content, and explores how inquiry-based learning opportunities may help high interest learners explore new ideas and regulate their own learning.
Conference
Apr 2015

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

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

This ISLS report examines the relationship between research on learning and research on interest. Findings suggest that both motivational and cognitive processes need to be examined together.
Conference
Jun 2014

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