• 490 Citations
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20002019
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Personal profile

Personal profile

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 2000 2019

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleAcademicpeer-review

Students
evaluation
evidence
student
experiment
2 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
academic achievement
chemistry
Students
interaction
learning
6 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Students
discourse
school grade
Innovation
student
12 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
academic achievement
Students
student
discourse
collective knowledge
3 Downloads (Pure)

Socio-cognitive openness in online knowledge building discourse: Does openness keep conversations going?

van Heijst, H., de Jong, F. P. C. M., van Aalst, J. C. W., de Hoog, N. & Kirschner, P. A., 24 Jun 2019, In : International journal of computer-supported collaborative learning. p. 1-20 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
conversation
Bearings (structural)
Students
discourse
Education