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Learning and Instruction

February 2009 Volume 19, Number 1

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Efficiency and flexibility of indirect addition in the domain of multi-digit subtraction

    Joke Torbeyns, Pol Ghesquière & Lieven Verschaffel

    This article discusses the characteristics of the indirect addition strategy (IA) in the domain of multi-digit subtraction. In two studies, adults' use of IA on three-digit subtractions with a... More

    pp. 1-12

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  2. Impact of question-answering tasks on search processes and reading comprehension

    Raquel Cerdán, Eduardo Vidal-Abarca, Tomás Martínez, Ramiro Gilabert & Laura Gil

    This study examined the effect of (a) high- and low-level questions and (b) reading the text before the questions asked on performance, delayed text recall, and deep text comprehension, as well as ... More

    pp. 13-27

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  3. Memory characteristics and modality in multimedia learning: An aptitude–treatment–interaction study

    Tina Seufert, Maren Schutze & Roland Brunken

    According to the modality effect in multimedia, a text accompanying a picture should be auditorily presented instead of visually in order to avoid split of attention. In two experimental studies ... More

    pp. 28-42

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  4. Investigating the relationship between transactive memory and performance in collaborative learning

    Nicolas Michinov & Estelle Michinov

    The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationships between the three dimensions of transactive memory (coordination, credibility, and specialization) and performance of collaborating... More

    pp. 43-54

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  5. Complexity and lexicality effects on the acquisition of Spanish spelling

    Sylvia Defior, Gracia Jiménez-Fernández & Francisca Serrano

    This study investigated how Spanish orthographic code complexities influence learning to spell. Word and pseudoword dictation tests were carried out by 208 first- to fourth-grade students. Items... More

    pp. 55-65

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  6. Teaching patterns and learning quality in Swiss and German mathematics lessons

    Isabelle Hugener, Christine Pauli, Kurt Reusser, Frank Lipowsky, Katrin Rakoczy & Eckhard Klieme

    Based on a coding of 39 videotaped three-lesson units on the introduction to the Pythagorean Theorem, three teaching patterns were identified: lecturing, developing based on a problem, and... More

    pp. 66-78

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  7. Systematic reading training in the family: Development, implementation, and initial evaluation of the Berlin Parent–Child Reading Program

    Nele McElvany & Cordula Artelt

    Drawing on knowledge about the development of reading comprehension, and empirical insights into the effects of training on students' learning strategies and reading-related metacognition, we... More

    pp. 79-95

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