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Learning and Instruction

2001 Volume 11, Number 1

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Number of articles: 4

  1. Facilitating conceptual change in astronomy: a comparison of the effectiveness of two instructional approaches

    Irene-Anna N Diakidoy & Panayiota Kendeou

    The purpose of the present study was to compare the effectiveness of two instructional approaches in the acquisition of basic astronomy concepts. Sixty-three fifth-grade students were pre-tested on... More

    pp. 1-20

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  2. Gender, language and CMC for education

    S.J Yates

    This paper overviews research into the role of gender in computer-mediated communication (CMC) interactions. It uses linguistic and sociological research to criticise the frequent claim that CMC is... More

    pp. 21-34

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  3. Secondary teachers' conceptions of teaching and learning

    G.M. Boulton-Lewis, D.J.H. Smith, A.R. McCrindle, P.C. Burnett & K.J. Campbell

    This paper presents a phenomenographic analysis of the conceptions of teaching and learning held by a sample of 16 secondary school teachers in two Australian schools. It provides descriptions of... More

    pp. 35-51

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  4. Collaboration on the basis of complementary domain knowledge: observed dialogue structures and their relation to learning success

    Cornelia Kneser & Rolf Ploetzner

    We present an analysis of dialogues produced in an experimental study on collaborative learning. In the study, tenth graders were first taught either qualitative or quantitative knowledge of... More

    pp. 53-83

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