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Learning and Instruction

June 2012 Volume 22, Number 3

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Improving second language skills of immigrant students: A field trial study evaluating the effects of a summer learning program

    Petra Stanat, Michael Becker, Jürgen Baumert, Oliver Lüdtke & Andrea G. Eckhardt

    Immigrant students’ school success is often hampered by limited second language (L2) proficiency, yet the effectiveness of different approaches to L2 support is unclear. Using a summer camp setting... More

    pp. 159-170

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  2. Feedback providing improvement strategies and reflection on feedback use: Effects on students’ writing motivation, process, and performance

    Hendrien Duijnhouwer, Frans J. Prins & Karel M. Stokking

    This study investigated the effects of feedback providing improvement strategies and a reflection assignment on students’ writing motivation, process, and performance. Students in the experimental ... More

    pp. 171-184

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  3. The specific relationship between disgust and interest: Relevance during biology class dissections and gender differences

    Nina Holstermann, Mary Ainley, Dietmar Grube, Thorsten Roick & Susanne Bögeholz

    This investigation examined trajectories of interest and disgust related to a biology dissection class. Three hundred and two secondary students completed ratings of disgust sensitivity and... More

    pp. 185-192

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  4. How temporal and spatial aspects of presenting visualizations affect learning about locomotion patterns

    Birgit Imhof, Katharina Scheiter, Jörg Edelmann & Peter Gerjets

    Two studies investigated the effectiveness of dynamic and static visualizations for a perceptual learning task (locomotion pattern classification). In Study 1, seventy-five students viewed either... More

    pp. 193-205

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  5. The effectiveness of using incorrect examples to support learning about decimal magnitude

    Kelley Durkin & Bethany Rittle-Johnson

    Comparing common mathematical errors to correct examples may facilitate learning, even for students with limited prior domain knowledge. We examined whether studying incorrect and correct examples ... More

    pp. 206-214

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  6. Spacing and induction: Application to exemplars presented as auditory and visual text

    Norehan Zulkiply, John McLean, Jennifer S. Burt & Debra Bath

    It is an established finding that spacing repetitions generally facilitates memory for the repeated events. However, the effect of spacing of exemplars on inductive learning is not really known.... More

    pp. 215-221

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  7. Personal best goals and academic and social functioning: A longitudinal perspective

    Gregory Arief D. Liem, Paul Ginns, Andrew J. Martin, Barbara Stone & Maree Herrett

    Personal best goals (PB goals) articulate a target performance standard that matches or exceeds one’s previous best. This study examined the role of PB goals in academic and social functioning.... More

    pp. 222-230

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  8. The seduction of easiness: How science depictions influence laypeople’s reliance on their own evaluation of scientific information

    Lisa Scharrer, Rainer Bromme, M. Anne Britt & Marc Stadtler

    The present research investigated whether laypeople are inclined to rely on their own evaluations of the acceptability of scientific claims despite their knowledge limitations. Specifically, we... More

    pp. 231-243

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