Educational Technology Research and Development

, Volume 47, Issue 2, pp 61–84

Organizing principles for science education partnerships: Case studies of students' learning about ‘rats in space’ and ‘deformed frogs’

  • Marcia C. Linn
  • Linda Shear
  • Philip Bell
  • James D. Slotta
Research

DOI: 10.1007/BF02299466

Cite this article as:
Linn, M.C., Shear, L., Bell, P. et al. ETR&D (1999) 47: 61. doi:10.1007/BF02299466

Abstract

We describe how science education partnerships composed of educational researchers, technologists, classroom teachers, natural scientists, and pedagogy experts can create effective instructional innovations using Internet technologies. We show that our Scaffolded Knowledge Integration framework gives partnerships a head start on effective designs. We illustrate this process with the Deformed Frogs partnership and the Rats in Space partnership. We conclude with suggestions for future partnerships.

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© Association for Educational Communications and Technology 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcia C. Linn
    • 1
  • Linda Shear
    • 1
  • Philip Bell
    • 2
  • James D. Slotta
    • 1
  1. 1.the Graduate School of EducationUniversity of California at BerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.the College of EducationUniversity of WashingtonUSA