Roll - Inquiry

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Helping Students Become Better Scientists Using Structured Inquiry Tasks

Summary Table

PIs Ido Roll
Other Contributers 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.