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Tabor, Lisa K.; Harrington, John A., Jr. – Geography Teacher, 2014
The brain perceives, recognizes, interprets, comprehends, appreciates, and remembers experiences that are both text and non-text or verbal and nonverbal. This article discusses Dual- encoding as a proven method of teaching that increases student learning retention and incorporates multiple learning styles. Students learn both subjects better when…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Teaching Methods, Geography Instruction, Workshops
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Fabio, Rosa Angela; Antonietti, Alessandro – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2012
Two groups of students aged between 12 and 14 years--27 with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and 28 with both ADHD and learning problems--were compared to a sample of 29 typically developing students in terms of the acquisition and retention of declarative, conditional and procedural knowledge either in a hypermedia learning or in…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Special Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Adolescents
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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
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Rinne, Luke; Gregory, Emma; Yarmolinskaya, Julia; Hardiman, Mariale – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2011
Advocates of the arts agree that the K-12 curriculum should include dedicated time for arts instruction. Some have argued further that knowledge and skills acquired through the arts transfer to nonarts domains. Others claim that evidence of this kind of transfer is limited and instead argue that the arts cultivate valuable dispositions that help…
Descriptors: Evidence, Fine Arts, Elementary Secondary Education, Long Term Memory
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Gill, Andrew M.; Gratton-Lavoie, Chiara – Journal of Economic Education, 2011
The authors extend the literature on the efficacy of high school economics instruction in two directions. First, they assess how much economic knowledge that California students acquired in their compulsory high school course is retained on their entering college. Second, using as a control group some college students from the state of Washington,…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Secondary Education, Retention (Psychology), Knowledge Level
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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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Stern, Marc J.; Powell, Robert B.; Ardoin, Nicole M. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
The authors explored the influences of 3- and 5-day residential environmental education programs at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont (TN) on participants' connections with nature, environmental stewardship, interest in learning and discovery, and awareness of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and biodiversity. The authors found…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Parks, Biodiversity, Retention (Psychology)
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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
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Cates, Gary L.; Dunne, Megan; Erkfritz, Karyn N.; Kivisto, Aaron; Lee, Nicole; Wierzbicki, Jennifer – Journal of Behavioral Education, 2007
An alternating treatments design was used to assess the effects of a constant time delay (CTD) procedure and a cover-copy-compare (CCC) procedure on three students' acquisition, subsequent maintenance, and adaptation (i.e., application) of acquired spelling words to reading passages. Students were randomly presented two trials of word lists from…
Descriptors: Word Lists, Spelling Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education
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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Nesbit, John C.; Adesope, Olusola O. – Review of Educational Research, 2006
This meta-analysis reviews experimental and quasi-experimental studies in which students learned by constructing, modifying, or viewing node-link diagrams. Following an exhaustive search for studies meeting specified design criteria, 67 standardized mean difference effect sizes were extracted from 55 studies involving 5,818 participants. Students…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Effect Size, Concept Mapping, Meta Analysis
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Garcia, Delia C.; Hasson, Deborah J. – School Community Journal, 2004
Family literacy programs reflect a recent trend in educational reform that has proven to be a successful educational model for all members of the family unit. Based on the literature that links family involvement to student achievement, these initiatives focus on empowering parents of school children. These programs have been particularly…
Descriptors: Personnel Selection, Family Involvement, Academic Achievement, Educational Change