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Internet Environments for Science Education by Philip Bell, Elizabeth A. Davis, Marcia C. Linn

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2The Knowledge Integration Perspective on Learning

Marcia C. Linn University of California, Berkeley

Bat-Sheva Eylon The Weizmann Institute of Science

Elizabeth A. Davis University of Michigan

In this chapter we explore the nature of learning in general and science learning in particular to develop what we call the knowledge integration perspective on learning. Investigations of the systemic, complex nature of science education require a perspective on learning matched to the rich, dynamic classroom experience. We combine views of learning from two lenses motivated by rather distinct research traditions. First, we look at learning through the science learning lens, drawing on investigations of the development of expertise in the science disciplines, ...

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