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Abstract Title: Toward a coordination of social and cognitive networks
Abstract: One of the most challenging issues in discipline-based education research is the development of evidence-based analyses that integrate cognitive and sociocultural approaches to learning. Network Analysis is an approach that will allow us to investigate both cognitive networks and student interaction networks. The coordination of these networks has the potential to address the interplay between social and academic interactions and cognitive development in the learning endeavor.  For this poster we demonstrate how a concurrent analysis of both student interaction and cognitive networks proceeds. We provide preliminary results from analyses of a bipartite network of Force Concept Inventory responses and coordination of these cognitive networks with the social networks that emerge in an Introductory Physics Classes. The methodology is an intriguing development in educational research that couples analyses of cognitive and social learning.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Eric Brewe
Florida International University
and Co-Presenter(s)
Jesper Bruun (Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen)