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NematTabrizi, Amir Reza; Saber, Mehrnoush Akhavan – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
The study was an attempt to measure the effect of critical reading strategies, namely; re-reading, questioning and annotating on recall and retention of collocations by intermediate Iranian EFL learners. To this end, Nelson proficiency test was administered to ninety (n = 90) Iranian EFL learners studying at Zaban Sara language institute in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Reading, Reading Strategies, Second Language Learning
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Shakerian, Pouya; Rezaei, Omid; Murnani, Zeinab Toghyani; Moeinmanesh, Hamid – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
Pop songs are, in fact, an ideal source for incidental vocabulary learning because teenagers often spend large amounts of their free time listening to music and in particular to pop songs. Employing an experimental approach, this study attempted to investigate the role of pop songs on vocabulary recall, attitude and retention of Iranian advanced…
Descriptors: Singing, Music, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Palmer, Matthew A.; Brewer, Neil; Weber, Nathan; Nagesh, Ambika – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 2013
Prior research points to a meaningful confidence-accuracy (CA) relationship for positive identification decisions. However, there are theoretical grounds for expecting that different aspects of the CA relationship (calibration, resolution, and over/underconfidence) might be undermined in some circumstances. This research investigated whether the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Investigations, Interviews, Questioning Techniques
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Dewar, Michaela; Pesallaccia, Martina; Cowan, Nelson; Provinciali, Leandro; Della Sala, Sergio – Brain and Cognition, 2012
Impairment on standard tests of delayed recall is often already maximal in the aMCI stage of Alzheimer's Disease. Neuropathological work shows that the neural substrates of memory function continue to deteriorate throughout the progression of the disease, hinting that further changes in memory performance could be tracked by a more sensitive test…
Descriptors: Structural Elements (Construction), Models, Alzheimers Disease, Word Lists
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Pereira, Clement; Taylor, Jacqui; Jones, Michael – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2009
Constant and continued upgrade of skills and qualifications is imperative in a knowledge society (Davies, 1998; David and Foray, 2003), however identifying and using effective (maximise retention/recall) and efficient (minimise time to learn) learning practices is often a challenge. Spacing Effect is a robust phenomenon that suggests that the…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Electronic Learning, Learning Strategies, Regression (Statistics)
Burns, Anne, Ed.; Burton, Jill, Ed. – TESOL International Association, 2008
Over the last 30 years, inquiry-based teaching has become a highly valued component of professional development and practitioner research in Australia and New Zealand. This volume of the Language Teacher Research Series focuses on teaching and learning experiences in those two countries, which encompass a large geographical area with diverse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers