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Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences

November 2013 Volume 41, Number 6

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Development of Legal Expertise

    Andreas Glöckner, Emanuel Towfigh & Christian Traxler

    In a comprehensive empirical investigation (N = 71,405) we analyzed the development of legal expertise in a critical 1-year period of academic legal training in which advanced law students start... More

    pp. 989-1007

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  2. Skill Components of Task Analysis

    Anne E. Adams, Wendy A. Rogers & Arthur D. Fisk

    Some task analysis methods break down a task into a hierarchy of subgoals. Although an important tool of many fields of study, learning to create such a hierarchy (redescription) is not trivial. To... More

    pp. 1009-1046

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  3. Predictors and Outcomes of Situational Interest during a Science Learning Task

    Anna Tapola, Marjaana Veermans & Markku Niemivirta

    In this study we examined change in students' situational interest as a function of student and task characteristics. Fifth- and sixth-graders (n = 52) were assigned to one of two task... More

    pp. 1047-1064

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  4. Interaction between the Learners' Initial Grasp of the Object of Learning and the Learning Resource Afforded

    Ming Fai Pang & Ference Marton

    Two studies are reported in this paper. The object of learning in both is the economic principle of changes in price as a function of changes in the relative magnitude of changes in demand and... More

    pp. 1065-1082

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  5. Perception of Reading Instruction and Self-Regulated Learning: A Comparison between Chinese Students in Hong Kong and Beijing

    Kit-ling Lau & Xiao-bo Chen

    Based on the theoretical framework of self-regulated learning (SRL), the study aimed to examine whether the proposed relationship between classroom environment and students' SRL was applicable... More

    pp. 1083-1101

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  6. Instructional Development in Higher Education: Impact on Teachers' Teaching Behaviour as Perceived by Students

    Ann Stes, Liesje Coertjens & Peter Petegem

    Although instructional development has become an important topic in higher education, little is known about the impact on teaching practice. In this study we investigate the impact of instructional... More

    pp. 1103-1126

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  7. The Effectiveness of Propositional Manipulation as a Lecturing Method in the Statistics Knowledge Domain

    Jimmie Leppink, Nick J. Broers, Tjaart Imbos, Cees P. M. van der Vleuten & Martijn P. F. Berger

    The current experiment examined the potential effects of the method of propositional manipulation (MPM) as a lecturing method on motivation to learn and conceptual understanding of statistics. MPM ... More

    pp. 1127-1140

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  8. Learning Achieved in Structured Online Debates: Levels of Learning and Types of Postings

    Li Jin & Allan Jeong

    The purpose of this study was to examine the learning process exhibited in restrained online debates in terms of to what extent each of Bloom's six levels of cognitive learning were exhibited ... More

    pp. 1141-1152

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  9. Individual versus Collaborative Problem Solving: Divergent Outcomes Depending on Task Complexity

    David A. Sears & James Michael Reagin

    Many studies have tested external supports for promoting productive collaboration, but relatively few have examined what features characterize naturally productive collaborative tasks. Two lines of... More

    pp. 1153-1172

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