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International Journal of Educational Research

2018 Volume 87, Number 1

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Number of articles: 13

  1. Systematic design of domain-specific instruction on near and far transfer of critical thinking skills

    Dawit Tibebu Tiruneh, Faculty of Education, China; Xiaoqing Gu, Department of Educational Information Technology, China; Mieke De Cock, Department of Physics and Astronomy & LESEC, Belgium; Jan Elen, Centre for Instructional Psychology and Technology, Belgium

    pp. 1-11

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  2. Accounting for the context in phenomenography-variation theory: Evidence of English graduates’ conceptions of price

    Guy Durden

    In describing peoples’ conceptions of phenomena, most phenomenography/variation theory research does not distinguish between generalised aspects of conceptions and contextualised aspects. This... More

    pp. 12-21

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  3. The impact of outdoor youth programs on positive adolescent development: Study protocol for a controlled crossover trial

    Ian R. Williams, Centre for Adolescent Health at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Australia; Lauren M. Rose, The University of Melbourne, Australia; Craig A. Olsson & George C. Patton, Centre for Adolescent Health at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Australia; Nicholas B. Allen, The University of Melbourne, Australia

    This paper presents a research protocol for a quasi-experimental crossover trial of an outdoor adventure program for Year 9 school students in Australia. Previous studies have reported a range of... More

    pp. 22-35

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  4. The power of noise and the art of prediction

    ZhiMin Xiao & Steve Higgins

    Data analysis usually aims to identify a particular signal, such as an intervention effect. Conventional analyses often assume a specific data generation process, which implies a theoretical model ... More

    pp. 36-46

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  5. Recalling life-changing teachers: Positive memories of teacher-student relationships and the emotions involved

    Minna Uitto, Sonja Lutovac, Katri Jokikokko & Raimo Kaasila

    Little empirical research has been done about teacher–student relationships and the emotions involved from the students’ perspective. Our research employs narrative approach and addresses such... More

    pp. 47-56

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  6. An exploration of how first year students are inducted into their discipline’s academic discourses

    Sasikala (Shashi) Nallaya

    The aim of this phenomenographic study was to investigate how first year students are inducted into the academic literacies of their discipline as this is often identified as a contributing factor ... More

    pp. 57-66

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  7. Outcomes from a self-generated utility value intervention on fifth and sixth-grade students’ value and interest in science

    Mete Akcaoglu, Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development, United States; Joshua M. Rosenberg, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education, United States; John Ranellucci, Department of Educational Foundations and Counseling, United States; Christina V. Schwarz, Department of Teacher Education, United States

    The purpose of this field experiment was to understand whether fifth and sixth-grade students were able to write about the usefulness and relevance of what they were learning in their science class... More

    pp. 67-77

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  8. How to improve student learning in every classroom now

    Janet S. Twyman, University of Massachusetts Medical Center and Center for Innovations in Learning, United States; William L. Heward, The Ohio State University, United States

    This paper is our attempt to help any of the world’s 60 million teachers who ask, “What can I do right now to improve learning in my classroom?” We describe three easy-to-use teaching tactics... More

    pp. 78-90

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  9. The good behaviour game: Maintenance effects

    Donna Lynch & Mickey Keenan

    This study examined the effects of the Good Behaviour Game on teacher and student behaviour in a general education classroom. Using a multiple baseline design across classes, baseline rates of... More

    pp. 91-99

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  10. A comparison of video modelling techniques to enhance social-communication skills of elementary school children

    Angelika Anderson, Brett Furlonger, Dennis W. Moore, Veronica D. Sullivan & Maximilian P. White

    This study compared the effect of video modelling with and without embedded narration on the social communication skills of four typical school children. Target behaviours were appropriate... More

    pp. 100-109

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  11. Applied behaviour analysis: What do teachers of students with autism spectrum disorder know

    Brian Fennell & Karola Dillenburger

    With rising numbers of school-aged children with autism educated in mainstream classrooms and applied behavior analysis (ABA) considered the basis of best practice, teachers’ knowledge in this... More

    pp. 110-118

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  12. Self-management for building independence: Research and future directions

    Dana R. Reinecke, Long Island University Post, United States; Ashley Krokowski, Manhattan Childrens Center, United States; Bobby Newman, Proud Moments, United States

    Although behavior analysts have at times struggled with self-management as a concept, research shows that self-management training has been an effective means of promoting independence for... More

    pp. 119-126

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  13. Writing on writing

    Abigail B. Calkin

    It is uncommon to find a behavior analytic or scientific analysis of creativity or of creative behaviors of people in the arts. This article looks at the use of direct instruction to teach writing ... More

    pp. 127-137

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