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Learning and Instruction

Volume 14, Number 1

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Number of articles: 5

  1. Failure–avoidance: parenting, the achievement environment of the home and strategies for reduction

    Ted Thompson

    This paper draws together the as yet nascent literature on the development of failure-avoidant patterns of behaviour. These are behaviours intended to minimise risk to self-worth in the event of... More

    pp. 3-26

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  2. Avoider and engager approaches by out-of-class groups: the group equivalent to individual learning approaches

    Louisa Yan & David Kember

    This article reports the group equivalents to deep and surface learning approaches by individuals. The learning behaviour of out-of-class student groups was examined through 57 individual and 15... More

    pp. 27-49

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  3. Self-to-prototype matching as a strategy for making academic choices. Why high school students do not like math and science

    Bettina Hannover & Ursula Kessels

    The percentage of school students specializing in math and science is particularly low. The current research suggests that this is due to prototypes about math and science being highly dissimilar... More

    pp. 51-67

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  4. Cooperative learning and the achievement of motivation and perceptions of students in 11th grade chemistry classes

    Hanna Shachar & Shlomit Fischer

    One hundred and sixty eight students from five 11th grade chemistry classes participated for 2 months in an experiment that examined the effects of the Group Investigation (GI) method of... More

    pp. 69-87

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  5. The relation between intellectual and metacognitive skills from a developmental perspective

    Marcel V.J. Veenman, Pascal Wilhelm & Jos J. Beishuizen

    The first objective of this study was to establish to what extent metacognitive skill development is associated with intelligence. As a second objective, the generality vs. domain-specificity of... More

    pp. 89-109

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