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Learning and Instruction

April 2004 Volume 14, Number 2

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Reading performance and its developmental trajectories during the first and the second grade

    Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen, Helena Rasku-Puttonen, Kaisa Aunola & Jari-Erik Nurmi

    This study examined children’s reading performance and its developmental trajectories during the first and the second grade. Ninety children were tested five times on word reading and reading... More

    pp. 111-130

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  2. Effects of topic headings on text processing: evidence from adult readers’ eye fixation patterns

    Jukka Hyönä & Robert F Lorch

    Effects of topic headings on the processing of multiple-topic expository texts were examined with the help of readers’ eye fixation patterns. Adult participants read two texts, one in which topic... More

    pp. 131-152

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  3. Enhancing students’ mathematical beliefs: an intervention study

    Lucia Mason & Luisa Scrivani

    This paper introduces a study aimed at ascertaining students’ beliefs about mathematics and mathematical learning, as well as developing those beliefs and related variables by changing the... More

    pp. 153-176

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  4. Strategic aspects of simple addition and subtraction: the influence of mathematical ability

    Joke Torbeyns, Lieven Verschaffel & Pol Ghesquière

    This study investigated ability-related differences in strategy use and development in the domain of simple arithmetic, in terms of the model of strategic change, using the choice/no-choice method ... More

    pp. 177-195

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  5. The effects of cooperative learning on junior high school students during small group learning

    Robyn M Gillies

    The study investigated the effects of cooperative learning on junior high school students who worked in structured or unstructured cooperative groups. Two hundred and twenty-three junior high... More

    pp. 197-213

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  6. Understanding computer-related attitudes through an idiographic analysis of gender- and self-representations

    Annerieke Oosterwegel, Karen Littleton & Paul Light

    We assessed girls’ and boys’ attitudes towards computers in general, and their use and enjoyment of computers for specific purposes. In addition, we obtained their self-evaluation against their... More

    pp. 215-233

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