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Learning and Instruction

October 2012 Volume 22, Number 5

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Differential-associative processing or example elaboration: Which strategy is best for learning the definitions of related and unrelated concepts?

    Brenda Hannon

    Definitions of related concepts (e.g., More

    pp. 299-310

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  2. Predicting adolescent truancy: The importance of distinguishing between different aspects of instructional quality

    Christine Sälzer, Ulrich Trautwein, Oliver Lüdtke & Margrit Stamm

    Little is known about the association of classroom characteristics with adolescent truancy. A critical question is whether high achievement standards, high workload, and fast pace protect against... More

    pp. 311-319

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  3. Improving the efficiency of dialogue in tutoring

    Kristopher J. Kopp, M. Anne Britt, Keith Millis & Arthur C. Graesser

    The current studies investigated the efficient use of dialogue in intelligent tutoring systems that use natural language interaction. Such dialogues can be relatively time-consuming. This work... More

    pp. 320-330

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  4. Teacher-perceived supportive classroom climate protects against detrimental impact of reading disability risk on peer rejection

    Noona Kiuru, Anna-Maija Poikkeus, Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen, Eija Pakarinen, Martti Siekkinen, Timo Ahonen & Jari-Erik Nurmi

    This study examined the role of a supportive classroom climate, class size, and length of teaching experience as protective factors against children's peer rejection. A total of 376 children were... More

    pp. 331-339

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  5. Predictive and concurrent relations between literacy skills in Grades 1 and 3: A longitudinal study of Italian children

    Marta Desimoni, Teresa Gloria Scalisi & Margherita Orsolini

    A sample of 170 Italian children was assessed for reading accuracy, reading speed, text comprehension and spelling in Grades 1 and 3 in order to investigate the concurrent and longitudinal... More

    pp. 340-353

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  6. Processing demands of reading comprehension tests in young readers

    Panayiota Kendeou, Timothy C. Papadopoulos & George Spanoudis

    In the present study we examined the processing demands of three reading comprehension tests, namely the Woodcock–Johnson Passage Comprehension (WJPC), a Curriculum-Based Measure test (CBM-Maze),... More

    pp. 354-367

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  7. Cognitive ability and personality variables as predictors of school grades and test scores in adolescents

    Manfred Hofer, Claudia Kuhnle, Britta Kilian & Stefan Fries

    The predictive power of cognitive ability and self-control strength for self-reported grades and an achievement test were studied. It was expected that the variables use of time structure, academic... More

    pp. 368-375

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  8. The verbal facilitation effect in learning to tie nautical knots

    Markus Huff & Stephan Schwan

    Motor skills are often demonstrated with a combination of verbal information and video demonstration. In this study, participants learned to tie nautical knots with a video clip demonstrating the... More

    pp. 376-385

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