Just-In-Time Conceptual Scaffolding: Engineering Sound Instructional Metaphors

By Debbie Denise Reese and James Coffield.

Published by The Technology Collection

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A process for designing metaphor-enhanced, computer-mediated learning objects; theoretical underpinnings; affordances of a higher-order concept; and applications within diverse learning environments (e.g., gaming) are presented.

Keywords: Scaffolding, Mental Models, Analogy, Metaphor, Concepts, Interface Design, Cognitive Science, Instructional Design, Conceptual Change, Learning Outcomes

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp.183-198. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.260MB).

Dr. Debbie Denise Reese

Reese investigates the application of empirically validated cognitive theories within learning environments. She specializes in metaphor, conceptual change, mental models, and instructional design theory.

Dr. James Coffield

Coffield specializes in chemical spectroscopy. His roles at the Center include instructional designer, content area specialist, and multimedia developer. Coffield also teaches undergraduate chemistry classes.

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