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Learning and Instruction

Volume 15, Number 4

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Number of articles: 5

  1. Concepts and misconceptions in comprehension of hierarchical graphs

    Christof Körner

    Hierarchical graphs represent relationships between objects (like computer file systems, family trees etc.). Graph nodes represent the objects and interconnecting lines represent the relationships.... More

    pp. 281-296

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  2. Clustering and expertise in a recall task: The effect of item organization criteria

    Nathalie Huet & Claudette Mariné

    The present study investigates the hypothesis that the traditional positive relationship between expertise and item organization during recall depends on the degree of domain-relevance of the... More

    pp. 297-311

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  3. Meta-analysis of the modality effect

    Paul Ginns

    This article reviews research on the modality effect, the educational practice of presenting to-be-learned graphical information visually, and related textual information through an auditory mode. ... More

    pp. 313-331

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  4. Reconsidering the role of artifacts in reasoning: Children's understanding of the globe as a model of the earth

    Stella Vosniadou, Irini Skopeliti & Kalliopi Ikospentaki

    This experiment investigated the effect of the presentation of a globe – the culturally accepted artifact representing the earth – on children's reasoning in elementary astronomy. Forty-four... More

    pp. 333-351

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  5. The antilogos ability to evaluate information supporting arguments

    Amnon Glassner & Baruch B. Schwarz

    The ability to critically evaluate whether information presented actually supports a given claim is essential for cognitive and social development. This paper presents a study focusing on... More

    pp. 353-375

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