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20002020

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Through the years I have worked on different approaches to inquiry-based and collaborative learning in the beta subjects, especially knowledge building, and formative assessments of learning processes herein that are carried out by students. More recently, my intersts have shifted tot he impact of research in the learning scences on education more generally. A first step in this direction was the development at the university of Hong Kong of a professional masters for teachers and curreiculum developers. In ELAN I am continuiing with the same theme. Currently I am carrying out an exploratory study of digital innovations for teachers, how teachers use these, and to which effects. This will produce an intentory for teachers and teacher educators, as well as identify new opportunities for research.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Toronto

1 Sep 199431 May 1999

Master, University of Alberta, Canada

1 Sep 198326 May 1986

External positions

Associate Professor, University of Hong Kong

1 Jan 200730 Jun 2020

Keywords

  • LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
  • physics
  • mathematics
  • research methodology
  • inquiry learning
  • formative assessment
  • QC Physics

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Research Output

Secondary students’ evaluation of inappropriate strategies of reasoning about evidence under a scientific explanation

Ma, G., Chan, C., van Aalst, J. & Wang, J., 1 Jan 2018, In : Proceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS. 1, June, p. 176-183 8 p.

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  • Designing for interaction, thinking and academic achievement in a Tanzanian undergraduate chemistry course

    Msonde, S. E. & Van Aalst, J., 1 Oct 2017, In : Educational technology research and development. 65, 5, p. 1389-1413 25 p.

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  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
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    Toward a classification of discourse patterns in asynchronous online discussions

    Fu, E. L. F., van Aalst, J. & Chan, C. K. K., 1 Dec 2016, In : International journal of computer-supported collaborative learning. 11, 4, p. 441-478 38 p.

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  • 10 Citations (Scopus)
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    Reflective assessment in knowledge building by students with low academic achievement

    Yang, Y., van Aalst, J., Chan, C. K. K. & Tian, W., 1 Sep 2016, In : International journal of computer-supported collaborative learning. 11, 3, p. 281-311 31 p.

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  • 17 Citations (Scopus)
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    Collective reflective assessment for shared epistemic agency by undergraduates in knowledge building

    Yang, Y., Chen, Q., Yu, Y., Feng, X. & van Aalst, J., 2 Mar 2020, In : British journal of educational technology.

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