The editors and editorial board of Cognition and Instruction recall an admonition of a historian of science, de Solla Price, to consider scientific reasoning as "thinking creatively about anything with no holds barred." We invite work that imaginatively considers problems in cognition and instruction, along with the evidence that would allow others to participate in the exercise of such imagination. Given that methodologies are tools of theory, we invite careful consideration of how methods and theories are reflexively constituted in accounts of teaching and learning. Mindful that education has long been regarded as a design profession, we are most interested in the development of pragmatic theories that offer empirically well-grounded accounts of cognition in designed contexts, such as schools, museums, and workplaces. We invite manuscripts that: systematically investigate the design, generation, functioning, and support of innovative contexts for learning; examine the growth and development of interest and identity in these contexts; explore how social practices, especially in professions, shape cognition; describe the activity of teaching in support of learning; advance our understanding of cognitive processes and their development as they occur in subject matter domains and across contexts, such as laboratories, schools, professions, and informal sites of learning; analyze the nature of fluent and skilled cognition, including professional expertise, in important domains of knowledge and work; examine learners in interaction with innovative tools designed to support new forms of literacy; and contribute to theory building and educational innovation. Research investigating cognition and instruction at multiple grain sizes and through the use of mixed methods is welcomed. In addition, proposals for topic specific special issues are considered.
The "moving wall" represents the time period between the last issue
available in JSTOR and the most recently published issue of a journal.
Moving walls are generally represented in years. In rare instances, a
publisher has elected to have a "zero" moving wall, so their current
issues are available in JSTOR shortly after publication.
Note: In calculating the moving wall, the current year is not counted.
For example, if the current year is 2008 and a journal has a 5 year
moving wall, articles from the year 2002 are available.
Terms Related to the Moving Wall
Fixed walls: Journals with no new volumes being added to the archive.
Absorbed: Journals that are combined with another title.
Complete: Journals that are no longer published or that have been
combined with another title.
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