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Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences

July 2015 Volume 43, Number 4

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Number of articles: 4

  1. Fostering Professional Communication Skills of Future Physicians and Teachers: Effects of E-Learning with Video Cases and Role-Play

    Martin Gartmeier, Johannes Bauer, Martin R. Fischer, Tobias Hoppe-Seyler, Gudrun Karsten, Claudia Kiessling, Grit E. Möller, Anne Wiesbeck & Manfred Prenzel

    This study investigated the effectiveness of three different versions of a training programme on physician-patient and teacher-parent conversations for medical students and student teachers. The... More

    pp. 443-462

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  2. Using Mental Computation Training to Improve Complex Mathematical Performance

    Allison S. Liu, Arava Y. Kallai, Christian D. Schunn & Julie A. Fiez

    Mathematical fluency is important for academic and mathematical success. Fluency training programs have typically focused on fostering retrieval, which leads to math performance that does not... More

    pp. 463-485

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  3. Unraveling the Effects of Critical Thinking Instructions, Practice, and Self-Explanation on Students' Reasoning Performance

    Anita Heijltjes, Tamara van Gog, Jimmie Leppink & Fred Paas

    Acquisition of critical thinking skills is considered an important goal in higher education, but it is still unclear which specific instructional techniques are effective for fostering it. The main... More

    pp. 487-506

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  4. The Role of Consistency, Order, and Structure in Evaluating and Comprehending Competing Scientific Explanations

    Natalie Ihme & Jörg Wittwer

    Research shows that when evaluating competing explanations people usually discount an explanation in favor of an alternative explanation and, at the same time, prefer the explanation that is... More

    pp. 507-526

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