Roll - Inquiry

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Helping Students Become Better Scientists Using Structured Inquiry Tasks

Summary Table

PIs Ido Roll
Other Contributers
* Faculty:
* Staff:

Doug Bonn, James Day
Study Start Date Jan. 1, 2010
Study End Date May. 31, 2010
Site UBC (not a LeanLab site)
LearnLab Course Physics
Number of Students N = ~200
Total Participant Hours ~1,000.
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Background & Significance


Research questions

The project has 3 steps, each of which focuses on a different research question:

Step 1: What SRL skills are being used and practiced during structured invention tasks?

Step 2:

Independent Variables

Dependent Variables




Further Information

Connections to Other Studies

Annotated Bibliography


Klahr, D., & Dunbar, K. (1988). Dual space search during scientific reasoning. Cognitive Science, 12(1), 1-48.

Roll, I., Aleven, V., & Koedinger, K. R. (2009). Helping students know 'further' - increasing the flexibility of students' knowledge using symbolic invention tasks. In N. A. Taatgen, & H. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st annual conference of the cognitive science society. (pp. 1169-74). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Schwartz, D. L., & Martin, T. (2004). Inventing to prepare for future learning: The hidden efficiency of encouraging original student production in statistics instruction. Cognition and Instruction, 22(2), 129-184.

Future Plans

Spring 2010: Do an ethnography in in a 1st year physics lab that uses invention tasks as a normal classroom practice.