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Learning and Instruction

June 2006 Volume 16, Number 3

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Number of articles: 7

  1. DeFT: A conceptual framework for considering learning with multiple representations

    Shaaron Ainsworth

    Multiple (external) representations can provide unique benefits when people are learning complex new ideas. Unfortunately, many studies have shown this promise is not always achieved. The DeFT ... More

    pp. 183-198

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  2. Supporting students' learning with multiple representations in a dynamic simulation-based learning environment

    Jan van der Meij & Ton de Jong

    In this study, the effects of different types of support for learning from multiple representations in a simulation-based learning environment were examined. The study extends known research by... More

    pp. 199-212

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  3. Students' construction of external representations in design-based learning situations

    Erica de Vries

    This article develops a theoretical framework for the study of students' construction of mixed multiple external representations in design-based learning situations involving an adaptation of... More

    pp. 213-227

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  4. Stability of teaching patterns in physics instruction: Findings from a video study

    Tina Seidel & Manfred Prenzel

    The study investigated variant and invariant physics teaching patterns across time and topics. It is assumed that the analysis perspective is decisive for identifying variant and invariant teaching... More

    pp. 228-240

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  5. Improving computer skills of socially disadvantaged adolescents: Same-age versus cross-age tutoring

    Uta Vogelwiesche, Alexander Grob & Britta Winkler

    In a voluntary tutor-based training program, socially disadvantaged adolescents acquired basic computer skills. Two training groups were compared: one group was instructed by adolescents, the other... More

    pp. 241-255

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  6. Team-skills training enhances collaborative learning

    Jane S. Prichard, Robert J. Stratford & Lewis A. Bizo

    This study investigated the effects of team-skills training on collaborative learning in a university setting. Groups worked under one of three conditions: (1) groups received team-skill training... More

    pp. 256-265

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  7. Process support in learning tasks for acquiring complex cognitive skills in the domain of law

    Rob J. Nadolski, Paul A. Kirschner & Jeroen J.G. van Merriënboer

    Whole tasks for acquiring complex skills are often too difficult for novices. To solve this problem, More

    pp. 266-278

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