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Learning and Instruction

Volume 20, Number 6

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Significance of context in university students' (meta)cognitions related to group work: A multi-layered, multi-dimensional and cultural approach

    Karen Kimmel & Simone Volet

    This article examines the significance of context in university students' development of (meta)cognitions related to a specific group assignment. For this purpose context was conceptualised at two ... More

    pp. 449-464

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  2. Comprehending animations: Effects of spatial cueing versus temporal scaling

    Sebastian Fischer & Stephan Schwan

    In the present experiment the animation of the operating mechanism of a pendulum clock was used in order to compare the effects of spatial cueing with those of temporal scaling on the comprehension... More

    pp. 465-475

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  3. Effects of different types of learning on handwriting movements in young children

    Annie Vinter & Estelle Chartrel

    This experiment aimed at studying the benefits of different types of training (visual, motor, or visual-motor), in comparison to a control group, on 5-year-olds' performance in a task of writing... More

    pp. 476-486

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  4. School support and teacher motivation to implement project-based learning

    Shui-fong Lam, Rebecca Wing-yi Cheng & Harriet C. Choy

    The present study investigated how school support was related to teachers' motivation and willingness to persist in project-based learning. The participants were 182 Hong Kong teachers who... More

    pp. 487-497

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  5. Self-fulfilling prophecies in media-based learning: Content relevance moderates quality expectation effects on academic achievement

    Charlotte Haimerl & Stefan Fries

    In the present paper a model of self-fulfilling prophecy effects in media-based learning was developed and tested. The central model assumption was that information about an instructional medium's ... More

    pp. 498-510

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  6. Offering and discovering domain information in simulation-based inquiry learning

    Ard W. Lazonder, Mieke G. Hagemans & Ton de Jong

    The present study investigated how presenting domain information influences scientific reasoning and knowledge acquisition in low prior knowledge students. Fifty-five college freshmen received an... More

    pp. 511-520

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  7. Developmental changes in the comparison of decimal fractions

    Laetitia Desmet, Jacques Grégoire & Christophe Mussolin

    Learning about decimal fractions is difficult because it requires an extension of the number concept built on natural numbers. The aim of the present study was to investigate developmental changes ... More

    pp. 521-532

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  8. Teacher learning in the context of educational innovation: Learning activities and learning outcomes of experienced teachers

    Inge Bakkenes, Jan D. Vermunt & Theo Wubbels

    This longitudinal study was aimed at increasing our understanding of how teachers learn. It was conducted within a national innovation programme in secondary education. During one year 94 teachers ... More

    pp. 533-548

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