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Learning and Instruction

June 2007 Volume 17, Number 3

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Does practice make perfect? Independent reading quantity, quality and student achievement

    K.J. Topping, J. Samuels & T. Paul

    Does reading practice make perfect? Or is reading achievement related to the quality of practice as well as the quantity? To answer these questions, data on 45,670 students in grades 1–12 who read ... More

    pp. 253-264

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  2. The teachability and effectiveness of cognitive self-regulation in sixth-grade writers

    Mark Torrance, Raquel Fidalgo & Jesús-Nicasio García

    Seventy-one normally functioning Spanish sixth-grade students participated in classroom-based training in cognitive strategies for preplanning and substantive revision of expository text. Short... More

    pp. 265-285

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  3. The impact of text coherence on learning by self-explanation

    Shaaron Ainsworth & Sarah Burcham

    Previous research has shown that encouraging learners to explain material to themselves as they study can increase their understanding. Furthermore, different types of material (e.g. text or... More

    pp. 286-303

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  4. Integration of new domain-related states and events from texts and illustrations by subjects with high and low prior knowledge

    Gaëlle Molinari & Isabelle Tapiero

    The aim of this article is to investigate with high and low knowledge subjects in the scientific domain of the neuron, the way information should be presented and illustrated to promote the... More

    pp. 304-321

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  5. What kinds of perceptions and daily learning behaviors promote students' use of diagrams in mathematics problem solving?

    Yuri Uesaka, Emmanuel Manalo & Shin'ichi Ichikawa

    This study investigated factors promoting the use of self-constructed diagrams by examining students' perceptions and daily class activities, and comparing Japanese ( More

    pp. 322-335

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  6. Effects of skill training on working memory capacity

    Yuh-shiow Lee, Min-ju Lu & Hsiu-ping Ko

    In this study we examined the effects of skill training, in particular mental abacus and music training, on working memory. Two groups of participants—children who had received mental abacus... More

    pp. 336-344

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  7. Learning styles of design students and the relationship of academic performance and gender in design education

    O. Osman Demirbas & Halime Demirkan

    The study focuses on design education using Experiential Learning Theory (ELT) and explores the effects of learning styles and gender on the performance scores of freshman design students in three ... More

    pp. 345-359

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  8. The mnemonic keyword method: The effects of bidirectional retrieval training and of ability to image on foreign language vocabulary recall

    Mirella Wyra, Michael J. Lawson & Njora Hungi

    The mnemonic keyword method is an effective technique for vocabulary acquisition. This study examines the effects on recall of word-meaning pairs of (a) training in use of the keyword procedure at ... More

    pp. 360-371

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  9. The homework–achievement relation reconsidered: Differentiating homework time, homework frequency, and homework effort

    Ulrich Trautwein

    The popular claim that homework time is positively related to achievement and achievement gains was tested in three studies. Time on homework was compared and contrasted with other indicators of... More

    pp. 372-388

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