Current TED papers and posters


Siler, S. A., Klahr, D., Price, N. (2012). Investigating the mechanisms of learning from a constrained preparation for future learning activity. Instructional Science, OnlineFirst 10.1007/s11251-012-9224-7. [download PDF] [view HTML]


Siler, S. A., Klahr, D., Magaro, C., Willows, K., & Mowery, D. (2010). Predictors of transfer of experimental design skills in elementary and middle school children. Proceedings of the 10th ITS 2010 Conference. Springer. [download PDF]

Siler, S. A., Mowery, D., Magaro, C., Willows, K., & Klahr, D. (2010). Comparison of a computer-based to a hands-on lesson in experimental design. Poster presented at the Tenth International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, 2010, Pittsburgh, PA. [download poster PDF] [download paper PDF]

Siler, S. A., Klahr, D. Strand-Cary, M. S., Magaro, C., & Willows, K. (2009). Adapting an effective lesson plan for a computer-based tutor. Talk given at the 13th Biennial Conference for the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Amsterdam, Netherlands. [download PDF]

Siler, S. A., Magaro, C., Willows, K., & Klahr, D. (2009). Developing an intelligent tutor for training in experimental design. Poster presented at the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center 2009 Advisory Board Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. [download PDF]

Siler, S. A., Strand-Cary, M. S., Magaro, C., Willows, K., & Klahr, D. (2009). Alternative beliefs about experimental design. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, 2009, San Diego, California. [download PDF]

Siler, S. A., Strand-Cary, M. S., Magaro, C., Willows, K., & Klahr, D. (2009). Training in Experimental Design (TED): Developing Scalable and Adaptive Computer-based Science Instruction (Year 3). Poster presented at 2009 IES Research Conference, Washington, D.C. [download PDF]


Background research forming the basis of the TED project


Chen, Z. & Klahr, D., (1999) All Other Things being Equal: Children's Acquisition of the Control of Variables Strategy, Child Development , 70 (5), 1098-1120. [download PDF]

Klahr, D, Chen, Z., & Toth, E. E. (2001) From Cognition to Instruction to Cognition: A Case Study in Elementary School Science Instruction . In Crowley, K., Schunn, C.D., & Okada, T. (Eds.) Designing for Science: Implications from Professional, Instructional, and Everyday Science. Mawah, NJ: Erlbaum

Toth, E. E., Klahr, D., & Chen, Z. (2000) Bridging Research and Practice: a Cognitively-Based Classroom Intervention for Teaching Experimentation Skills to Elementary School Children. Cognition & Instruction, 18 (4), 423-459. [download PDF]

Klahr, D., Chen, Z., and Toth, E. E. (2001). Cognitive development and science education: Ships passing in the night or beacons of mutual illumination? In Carver, S. M. and Klahr D. (Eds.) Cognition and Instruction: 25 years of progress. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum [download PDF]

Triona, L. M. & Klahr, D. (2003) Point and Click or Grab and Heft: Comparing the influence of physical and virtual instructional materials on elementary school students' ability to design experiments Cognition & Instruction, 21, 149-173. [downlad PDF]

Klahr, D. & Nigam, M. (2004) The equivalence of learning paths in early science instruction: effects of direct instruction and discovery learning. Psychological Science, 15, 661-667. [download PDF]

Klahr, D. (2005) Early Science Instruction: Addressing Fundamental Issues. Psychological Science, 16, 871-872. [download PDF]

Klahr, D., Triona, L. M., & Williams, C. (2007) Hands On What? The Relative Effectiveness of Physical vs. Virtual Materials in an Engineering Design Project by Middle School Children. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 44, 183-203. [download PDF]

Triona, L. & Klahr, D. (2008) "Hands-on science: Does it matter what the student's hands are on in 'hands-on science? The Science Education Review.

Chen, Z. & Klahr, D., (2008) Remote Transfer of Scientific Reasoning and Problem-Solving Strategies in Children. In R. V. Kail (Ed.) Advances in Child Development and Behavior, Vol. 36. (pp. 419-470) Amsterdam: Elsevier. [download PDF]

Strand-Cary, M. & Klahr, D. (2008). Developing Elementary Science Skills: Instructional Effectiveness and Path Independence. Cognitive Development, 23, 488-511. [download PDF]

Research from IES funded "Lesson Planning" Project, pre-cursor to TED project


Klahr, D. & Li, J. (2005) Cognitive Research and Elementary Science Instruction: From the Laboratory, to the Classroom, and Back. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 4, 217-238. [download PDF]

Li, J. & Klahr, D. (2006). The Psychology of Scientific Thinking:Implications for Science Teaching and Learning. In J. Rhoton & P. Shane (Eds.) Teaching Science in the 21st Century. National Science Teachers Association and National Science Education Leadership Association: NSTA Press. [download PDF]

Li, J., Klahr, D., & Jabbour, A. (2006). When the rubber meets the road: Putting research-based methods to test in urban classrooms. Proceedings of the seventh international conference of the learning sciences: Making a difference. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. [download PDF]

Li, J., Klahr, D. & Siler, S. (2006). What Lies Beneath the Science Achievement Gap? The Challenges of Aligning Science Instruction with Standards and Tests. Science Educator, 15, 1-12. [download PDF]

Klahr, D., Li, J., Strand Cary, M., Siler, S. & Triona, L. (2007). On the Importance of Defining Before Maligning. Invited presentation in Symposium: "Can Science Assessments Promote Inquiry Learning?" Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), San Francisco, CA Feb 2007.

Klahr, D., & Chen, Z. (2007) Remote Transfer of Scientific Reasoning and Problem-Solving Strategies in Children. [download PDF]