Book 2010

Instructional Explanations in the Disciplines


ISBN: 978-1-4419-0593-2 (Print) 978-1-4419-0594-9 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

  2. Instructional Explanations in the Teaching and Learning of Science

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 7-7

    2. Chapter

      Pages 1-5

      Introduction: Explaining Instructional Explanations

    3. Chapter

      Pages 9-22

      What Kind of Explanation is a Model?

    4. Chapter

      Pages 23-40

      Learning, Identity, and Instructional Explanations

    5. Chapter

      Pages 41-50

      Learning Chemistry: What, When, and How?

    6. Chapter

      Pages 51-65

      Negotiating the Goal of Museum Inquiry: How Families Engineer and Experiment

  3. Instructional Explanations in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 67-67

    2. Chapter

      Pages 69-82

      A Framing of Instructional Explanations: Let Us Explain With You

    3. Chapter

      Pages 83-106

      How and Why Do Teachers Explain Things the Way They Do?

    4. Chapter

      Pages 107-128

      The Explanatory Power of Examples in Mathematics: Challenges for Teaching

    5. Chapter

      Pages 129-141

      Using Designed Instructional Activities to Enable Novices to Manage Ambitious Mathematics Teaching

  4. Instructional Explanations in the Teaching and Learning of the Humanities

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 143-143

    2. Chapter

      Pages 145-169

      Learning History and Learning Language: Focusing on Language in Historical Explanations to Support English Language Learners

    3. Chapter

      Pages 171-188

      Instructional Explanations in a Legal Classroom: Are Students’ Argument Diagrams of Hypothetical Reasoning Diagnostic?

    4. Chapter

      Pages 189-206

      Connecting with Art: How Families Talk About Art in a Museum Setting

    5. Chapter

      Pages 207-221

      Developing Writing Skills Through Students Giving Instructional Explanations

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 223-237