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2011

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Teacher Education and Professional Development

Cognitive artifacts

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Use Of Cognitive Artifacts In Chemistry Learning, Ilker Yengin Jul 2011

Use Of Cognitive Artifacts In Chemistry Learning, Ilker Yengin

Theses, Student Research, and Creative Activity: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

In everyday life, we interact with cognitive artifacts to receive and/or manipulate information so as to alter our thinking processes. CHEM/TEAC 869Q is a distance course that includes extensive explicit instruction in the use of a cognitive artifact. This study investigates issues related to the design of that online artifact. In order to understand design implications and how cognitive artifacts contribute to students’ thinking and learning, a qualitative research methodology was engaged that utilized think aloud sessions. Participants’ described constrained and structured cognitive models while using the artifact. The study also was informed by interviews and researcher's ...