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Using dialogic interventions to decrease children’s use of inappropriate teleological explanations (2021)
Journal Article
Halls, J. G., Ainsworth, S. E., & Oliver, M. C. (2021). Using dialogic interventions to decrease children’s use of inappropriate teleological explanations. International Journal of Science Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2021.1936271

A belief in teleology is often suggested to be a barrier in children’s science education. Many studies have catalogued children’s use of teleological explanations, but fewer have developed approaches to tackle children’s use in scientific contexts. T... Read More about Using dialogic interventions to decrease children’s use of inappropriate teleological explanations.

Learning by Drawing Visual Representations: Potential, Purposes, and Practical Implications (2021)
Journal Article
Ainsworth, S. E., & Scheiter, K. (2021). Learning by Drawing Visual Representations: Potential, Purposes, and Practical Implications. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 30(1), 61-67. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721420979582

The technique of drawing to learn has received increasing attention in recent years. In this article, we will present distinct purposes for using drawing that are based on active, constructive, and interactive forms of engagement. In doing so, we hop... Read More about Learning by Drawing Visual Representations: Potential, Purposes, and Practical Implications.

Fight the Power! Games, Thermostats, and the Energy Patriarchy (2020)
Journal Article
Horn, M., Davis, P., Banerjee, A., & Stevens, R. (2020). Fight the Power! Games, Thermostats, and the Energy Patriarchy. International Journal of Designs for Learning, 11(2), 118-129. https://doi.org/10.14434/ijdl.v11i2.26100

Confronting issues of global climate change will require creative approaches to energy consumption across a range of human activities. This design case looks at the evolution of a physical/digital hybrid board game that we created to encourage famili... Read More about Fight the Power! Games, Thermostats, and the Energy Patriarchy.