In this article we advance a methodology for capturing and tracing the emergence, evolution, and diffusion of a practice, concept, resource, or student-constructed artifact. The Constructing Networks of Action-Relevant Episodes (CN-ARE) methodology allows researchers to identify relevant data from a complex, evolving environment, and then to organize it into a web of meaning that can illuminate the historical development of the phenomenon of interest (e.g., conception of an eclipse, applications of a mathematical formula, an evolvoing student-constructed Website).
THE JOURNAL OF THE LEARNING SCIENCES, 10(1&2), 63–112
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About Sasha A. Barab PhD
Sasha Barab is a Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, where he co-founded and serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Games and Impact.
Dr. Barab is an internationally recognized Learning Scientist who holds the Pinnacle West Chair of Education, and who has researched, designed, and published extensively on the challenges and opportunities of using games for impact.
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