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Learning and Instruction

April 2000 Volume 10, Number 2

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Number of articles: 4

  1. Contextual and strategic knowledge in the acquisition of design expertise

    Anneli Eteläpelto

    This study examines the acquisition of expertise in designing and developing information systems. The aim was to investigate how practical experience is related to contextual and strategic... More

    pp. 113-136

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  2. Assessment of—or in—the zone of proximal development

    Linda Allal & Greta Pelgrims Ducrey

    Two perspectives on assessment are suggested by different interpretations of Vygotsky's concept of the zone of proximal development (ZPD). The first perspective—developed in the field of dynamic... More

    pp. 137-152

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  3. The development of motivational orientations as a function of divergent reading careers from pre-school to the second grade

    Janne Lepola, Pekka Salonen & Marja Vauras

    In this study, we examined the developmental relationship of children's motivational orientations and reading skills from pre-school to the 2nd grade. Forty-eight children with differing word... More

    pp. 153-177

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  4. Learning, memorisation and understanding among distance learners in the South Pacific

    France Mugler & Roger Landbeck

    The relationship between learning and understanding and the meaning of memorisation were explored with distance learners at the University of the South Pacific using semi-structured interviews.... More

    pp. 179-202

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