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Learning and Instruction

Volume 16, Number 1

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Rapid cognitive assessment of learners' knowledge structures

    Slava Kalyuga

    Traditional assessment methods are not always suitable for diagnosing learners' knowledge structures at different levels of their expertise. This paper describes an alternative schema-based rapid... More

    pp. 1-11

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  2. Metacognitive macroevaluations in mathematical problem solving

    Annemie Desoete & Herbert Roeyers

    This paper focuses on the role of evaluation in mathematics in 749 elementary school children. The macroevaluative skills and calibration scores of high versus low mathematical problem solvers were... More

    pp. 12-25

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  3. Ethnic and gender differences in mathematics achievement and in dispositions towards the study of mathematics

    Menucha Birenbaum & Fadia Nasser

    The study examined the effects of gender and ethnicity on mathematics achievement on a national test and on dispositions (attitudes, perceived parental expectations, effort, and help) towards the... More

    pp. 26-40

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  4. The impact of invented spelling on phonemic awareness

    Margarida Alves Martins & Cristina Silva

    The objective of this study was to assess the impact of a training programme, designed to make preschool-age children's invented spelling evolve, on their phonemic awareness. The participants were ... More

    pp. 41-56

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  5. Using self-regulation as a framework for implementing strategy instruction to foster reading comprehension

    Elmar Souvignier & Judith Mokhlesgerami

    Research on the implementation of reading strategies suggests that self-regulated learning might be a powerful framework to optimize effects on reading comprehension. Models of self-regulation... More

    pp. 57-71

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  6. The mind is not a black box: Children's ideas about the writing process

    Nora Scheuer, Montserrat de la Cruz, Juan Ignacio Pozo, María Faustina Huarte & Graciela Sola

    We studied children's conceptions of the writing process while the complex cognitive activity of writing is carried out through a pictorial representation of the writing process. Sixty children... More

    pp. 72-85

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