Journal Articles

Recent publications authored by WCER researchers include:

Making Connections Among Multiple Visual Representations: How Do Sense-making Skills and Perceptual Fluency Relate to Learning of Chemistry Knowledge?, Martina Rau, Instuctional Science, 2017.


"Teachers’ Gestures and Students’ Learning: Sometimes “Hands Off” is Better," Amelia Yeo, Iasmine Ledesma, Mitchell J. Nathan, Martha W. Alibali, R. Breckinridge Church, Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 2017.


The Future of Graduate and Postdoctoral Training in the Biosciences,” Christine Pfund and colleagues, eLife Sciences, 2017.


"An Emoji Is Worth a Thousand Variables," Tony McCaffrey and Percival G. Matthews, The Mathematics Teacher, 2017.


"Does Presentation Format Modulate Adults’ Automatic Processing of Proportions?," Rui Meng & Percival Matthews, 2017.


"Relations Between Patterning Skill and Differing Aspects of Early Mathematics Knowledge," Emily R.Fyfe, Julia L.Evans, Lauren Eisenband Matz, Kayla M. Hunt & Martha W.Alibali, Cognitive Development, 2017.


"Pulling PreK into a K-12 Orbit: the Evolution of PreK in the Age of Standards," M. Elizabeth Graue, Sharon Ryan, Amato Nocera, Kaitlin Northey and Bethany Wilinski, Early Years: An International Research Journal, 2017.


"Portraits of Principal Practice: Time Allocation and School Principal Work," James Sebastian, Eric M. Camburn, James P. Spillane, Educational Administration Quarterly, 2017.


"Creating a Context for Learning: Activating Children’s Whole Number Knowledge Prepares Them to Understand Fraction Division," Martha Alibali, Journal of Numerical Cognition, 2017.


"How do Students Learn to See Concepts in Visualizations? Social Learning Mechanisms with Physical and Virtual Representations," Martina Rau, Journal of Learning Analytics, 2017.


"A Learning Progression for Elementary Students’ Functional Thinking," Ana C. Stephens, Nicole Fonger, Susanne Strachota, Isil Isler, Maria Blanton, Eric Knuth & Angela Murphy Gardiner, Mathematical Thinking and Learning, 2017.


"Arizona’s Rising STEM Occupational Demands and Declining Participation in the Scientific Workforce: An Examination of Attitudes among African Americans toward STEM College Majors and Careers," Jerlando F. L. Jackson, LaVar J. Charleston, Chance W. Lewis, Juan E. Gilbert, Walter P. Parrish III, Texas Education Review, 2017.


"The Bubbler as Systemwide Makerspace: A Design Case of How Making Became a Core Service of the Public Libraries," Erica Halverson, Alexandra Lakind, Rebekah Willett, International Journal of Designs for Learning, 2017.


"Educational Technology Support for Collaborative Learning With Multiple Visual Representations in Chemistry," Sally P. W. Wu and Martina A. Rau, CSCL 2017 Proceedings, 2017.


"How Technology and Collaboration Promote Formative Feedback: A Role for CSCL Research in Active Learning Interventions," Sally P. W. Wu and Martina A. Rau, CSCL 2017 Proceedings, 2017.


"A Mixed-Methods Approach for Studying Collaborative Learning Processes at Individual and Group Levels," Catherine Dornfeld, Naxin Zhao, and Sadhana Puntambekar, CSCL 2017 Proceedings, 2017.


"Integrating Physical and Virtual Models in Biology: A Study of Students’ Reasoning While Solving a Design Challenge," Nicole D. Martin, Dana Gnesdilow, and Sadhana Puntambekar, CSCL 2017 Proceedings, 2017.


"Fair Play: A Study of Scientific Workforce Trainers’ Experience Playing an Educational Video Game about Racial Bias," Anna Kaatz, Molly Carnes, Belinda Gutierrez, Julia Savoy, Clem Samuel, Amarette Filut, and Christine Maidl Pribbenow, CBE-Life Sciences Education, 2017.


"Data Driven Decision-Making in the Era of Accountability: Fostering Faculty Data Cultures for Learning," Matthew T. Hora, Jana Bouwma-Gearhart, and Hyoung Joon Park, The Review of Higher Education, Spring 2017.


"An Adaptive Collaboration Script for Learning with Multiple Visual Representations in Chemistry," Martina A. Rau, Hannah E. Bowman and John W. Moore, Computers and Education, June 2017.