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Learning and Instruction

June 2014 Volume 31, Number 1

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Number of articles: 4

  1. One lesson is all you need? Stability of instructional quality across lessons

    Anna-Katharina Praetorius, Department of Psychology, Germany; Christine Pauli & Kurt Reusser, Institute of Education, Switzerland; Katrin Rakoczy & Eckhard Klieme, German Institute for International Educational Research, Germany

    Observer ratings are often used to measure instructional quality. They are, however, usually based on observations gathered over short periods of time. Few studies have attempted to determine... More

    pp. 2-12

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  2. Do student perceptions of teaching predict the development of representational competence and biological knowledge?

    Sandra Nitz, IPN – Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education at the University of Kiel, Germany; Shaaron E. Ainsworth, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom; Claudia Nerdel, TUM School of Education, Germany; Helmut Prechtl, IPN – Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education at the University of Kiel, Germany

    Dealing with representations is a crucial skill for students and such representational competence is essential for learning science. This study analysed the relationship between representational... More

    pp. 13-22

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  3. Study and leisure interference as mediators between students' self-control capacities and their domain-specific functioning and general well-being

    Axel Grund & Stefan Fries

    Study interference (i.e., studying is interfered by enjoyable alternatives) and leisure interference (i.e., leisure time is interfered by duties) are investigated as separate mediators between... More

    pp. 23-32

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  4. The role of dynamic spatial ability in geoscience text comprehension

    Christopher A. Sanchez, School of Psychological Science, United States; Jennifer Wiley, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States

    The current experiment investigated the effects of a dynamic spatial ability on comprehension of a geoscience text on plate tectonics and the causes of volcanic activity. 162 undergraduates (54%... More

    pp. 33-45

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