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Leslie, Kimberley Crompton; Low, Renae; Jin, Putai; Sweller, John – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2012
Two experiments using the science topics of Magnetism and Light were conducted with younger learners (Year 5) who had no prior knowledge of the topics, and older learners (Year 6) who had studied the topics previously. Half of the learners were presented the information in auditory form only while the other half were presented the auditory…
Descriptors: Expertise, Prior Learning, Redundancy, Age Differences
Rau, M. A.; Aleven, V.; Rummel, N. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
Graphical representations (GRs) of the learning content are often used for instruction (Ainsworth, 2006). When used in learning technology, GRs can be especially useful since they allow for interactions across representations that are physically impossible, for instance by dragging and dropping symbolic statements into a chart that automatically…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Retention (Psychology), Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
Mahler, Joni D. – Online Submission, 2011
This study examined whether a story/language based method of teaching the multiplication facts would be helpful to students who previously had difficulty with the memorization of those facts. Using the curriculum "Memorize in Minutes" by Alan Walker (Walker, 2000), the researcher taught six fourth-grade students the multiplication facts (3s…
Descriptors: Memorization, Multiplication, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Implementation
Broyles, Iris A. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a distributed cognition hybrid minicourse in increasing a 1-day camp's ability to effect long-term knowledge retention and pro-environment attitudes and behaviors in sixth graders. The preevent-postevent minicourse was designed to reduce cognitive overload generated by an intense immersion into the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Pretests Posttests, Grade 6, Minicourses
McAllister, Deborah A., Ed.; Cutcher, Cortney L., Ed. – Online Submission, 2011
As a part of the teacher licensure program at the graduate level at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), the M.Ed. Licensure candidate is required to complete an action research project during a 3-semester-hour course that coincides with the 9-semester-hour student teaching experience. This course, Education 5900 Culminating…
Descriptors: Action Research, Research Projects, Student Attitudes, Economics Education
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Pinxten, Maarten; De Fraine, Bieke; Van Damme, Jan; D'Haenens, Ellen – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Background: The relation between academic self-concept and achievement has been examined in a large number of studies. The majority of these studies have found evidence for a reciprocal effects model. However, there is an ongoing debate on how students' achievement should be measured and whether the type of achievement indicator (grades, tests,…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Retention (Psychology)
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Ehri, Linnea C.; Satlow, Eric; Gaskins, Irene – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2009
First, second, and third graders (N = 102) who had completed from 1 to 3 years of literacy instruction in other schools and had experienced failure entered a private school for struggling readers and received instruction in either of 2 types of systematic phonics programs over a 4-year period. One group received a keyword analogy method (KEY) that…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Private Schools, Phonemics, Literacy
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Kim, Paul; Olaciregui, Claudia – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2008
An electronic portfolio system, designed to serve as a resource-based learning space, was tested in a fifth-grade science class. The control-group students accessed a traditional folder-based information display in the system and the experimental-group students accessed a concept map-based information display to review a science portfolio. The…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Concept Mapping, Grade 5, Information Processing
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Mayfield, Kristin H.; Glenn, Irene M.; Vollmer, Timothy R. – Journal of Behavioral Education, 2008
Computer-based instruction (CBI) was used to teach 3 sets of 20 spelling words to two 6th graders in a multiple baseline design. The CBI presented a voice recording of each spelling word and prompted the students to type the word. If they spelled the word incorrectly, a training procedure was initiated that included prompt fading and systematic…
Descriptors: Spelling Instruction, Grade 6, Prompting, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Manley, Kelly; Collins, Belva C.; Stenhoff, Donald M.; Kleinert, Harold – Journal of Behavioral Education, 2008
Using the telephone to contact others can be an important skill in maintaining friendships with peers. This investigation used a system of least prompts (SLP) procedures to teach two telephone skills to 3 elementary students with cognitive disabilities: (a) placing phone calls and (b) leaving recorded voicemail messages. The SLP procedure was…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Mental Retardation, Elementary School Students, Peer Relationship
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Park, Jooyong; Choi, Byung-Chul – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2008
A new computerised testing system was used at home to promote learning and also to save classroom instruction time. The testing system combined the features of short-answer and multiple-choice formats. The questions of the multiple-choice problems were presented without the options so that students had to generate answers for themselves; they…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Computer Assisted Testing, Instructional Effectiveness
Ertl, Mark A. – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of initial touch speed achievement of fifth grade keyboarding students on their touch keyboarding skill retention in seventh grade. This was a longitudinal study generating quantitative data. The subjects for this study were 132 seventh grade students from a suburban middle school in…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Timed Tests
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Martens, Brian K.; Eckert, Tanya L.; Begeny, John C.; Lewandowski, Lawrence J.; DiGennaro, Florence D.; Montarello, Staci A.; Arbolino, Lauren A.; Reed, Derek D.; Fiese, Barbara H. – Journal of Behavioral Education, 2007
This study evaluated the effects of a fluency-based reading program with 15 second and third grade students and 15 matched controls. Gains in oral reading fluency on untrained CBM probes were evaluated using a matched-pairs group-comparison design, whereas immediate and two-day retention gains in oral reading fluency on trained passages were…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Reading Programs, Reading Fluency, Reading Achievement
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Remedios, Richard; Ritchie, Kathryn; Lieberman, David A. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2005
Background: Research has suggested that the pressure of exams could undermine pupils' interest in their subjects, but almost all of this research has been conducted in laboratory settings. The Transfer Test in Northern Ireland provides an unusual opportunity to assess the effects of exam pressure in real life because some 10- and 11-year-olds sit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement, Retention (Psychology)