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Learning and Instruction

December 2011 Volume 21, Number 6

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Learning with videos vs. learning with print: The role of interactive features

    Martin Merkt, Sonja Weigand, Anke Heier & Stephan Schwan

    Two complementary studies, one in the laboratory and one in the field, compared the usage patterns and the effectiveness of interactive videos and illustrated textbooks when German secondary school... More

    pp. 687-704

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  2. Critical aspects of student teachers’ conceptions of learning

    L. Paakkari, P. Tynjälä & L. Kannas

    The aim of this phenomenographic study was to discover the educationally critical aspects of learning conceptions among health education student teachers ( More

    pp. 705-714

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  3. Examining the effect of class size on classroom engagement and teacher–pupil interaction: Differences in relation to pupil prior attainment and primary vs. secondary schools

    Peter Blatchford, Paul Bassett & Penelope Brown

    It is widely recognized that we need to know more about effects of class size on classroom interactions and pupil behavior. This paper extends research by comparing effects on pupil classroom... More

    pp. 715-730

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  4. Improving students’ proportional thinking using schema-based instruction

    Asha K. Jitendra, Jon R. Star, Michael Rodriguez, Mary Lindell & Fumio Someki

    This study investigated the effectiveness of an instructional program (schema-based instruction, SBI) designed to teach 7th graders how to comprehend and solve proportion problems involving ratios/... More

    pp. 731-745

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  5. From guided to self-regulated performance of domain-general skills: The role of peer monitoring during the fading of instructional scripts

    Christof Wecker & Frank Fischer

    The fading of instructional scripts can be regarded as necessary for allowing learners to take over control of their cognitive activities during the acquisition of skills such as argumentation.... More

    pp. 746-756

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  6. Scientific epistemic beliefs, conceptions of learning science and self-efficacy of learning science among high school students

    Chin-Chung Tsai, Hsin Ning Jessie Ho, Jyh-Chong Liang & Hung-Ming Lin

    This study examined the relationships among Taiwanese high school students’ scientific epistemic beliefs, conceptions of learning science, and self-efficacy of learning science. The questionnaire... More

    pp. 757-769

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  7. Upper elementary school children’s understanding and solution of a quantitative problem inside and outside the mathematics class

    Tinne Dewolf, Wim Van Dooren & Lieven Verschaffel

    We confronted 151, 5th and 6th elementary grade pupils with a quantitative problem in a mathematics or religion class, to examine the influence of the context on pupils’ understanding and solution ... More

    pp. 770-780

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