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Title: Understanding Science Learning Through Writings on Engineering Design
Engineering design is often used to teach science, but not-yet leads to solid learning gains. We examined the relationship between science learning and engineering design using text mining. Association rule mining was applied to texts written during design to extract the relationships between solar-energy concepts and solar design performance. Findings suggest that students test concept-related factors’ effects on design outcomes to learn concepts and eliminate misconceptions. These findings have implications for future instructional design.  more » « less
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14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2020
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National Science Foundation
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