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Alyami, Maha; Mohsen, Mohammed Ali – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2019
This article investigates how the use of a deliberate approach of analyzing a given reading may predict differences in CVA effectiveness. Sixty Arab EFL learners were randomly assigned to an experimental group and a control group, thirty participants for each. The experimental group received training in the deliberate Clarke and Nation (System…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Reading Strategies, Dictionaries
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Chen, Yi-chen – Language Learning Journal, 2019
The present study examines the effects of cognitive-based metaphoric mapping instruction (MMI) on English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners' retention and awareness of figurative language at different levels of English proficiency. Ninety-one Taiwanese EFL learners participated in the study, and were separated into a control group that received…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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van de Ven, Marco; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – Language Learning, 2019
This longitudinal randomized trial study investigated the effects of phonological specificity training on second language (L2) vocabulary learning. Eighty-six Dutch secondary-school students participated in one of two experimental conditions or in an animacy judgment (active control) condition. Participants in the phonological specificity training…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Phonology, Pretests Posttests
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Tse, Andy C. Y. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Inability to acquire a new motor skill is a common motor difficulty in children with autism spectrum disorder. The purpose of this study is to examine whether the motor learning benefits of an external focus of attention for typically developing children and children with intellectual disabilities could also be applied to children with autism…
Descriptors: Attention Control, Psychomotor Skills, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Gbenga-Akanmu, Taiwo Oladunni; Jegede, Philip Olu – World Journal of Education, 2019
The study examined the effect of meta-cognitive training on field-dependent and field-independent primary school pupils' knowledge of numeracy concepts. It also investigated the moderating effects of sex on meta-cognitive training of the two categories of learners on performance in numeracy. In addition, it investigated the moderating effects of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Computer Assisted Instruction, Numeracy, Elementary School Students
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Olelewe, Chijioke Jonathan; Agomuo, Emmanuel E.; Obichukwu, Peter Uzochukwu – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Achieving learner engagement in the teaching and learning process is paramount towards ensuring knowledge retention in QBASIC programming. This study focuses on effects of b-learning and face-to-face (F2F) on college students' engagement and retention in QBASIC programming. The study adopted quasi-experimental design with non-equivalent group…
Descriptors: College Students, Learner Engagement, Retention (Psychology), Programming
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Rukholm, Vanessa Natale; Helms-Park, Rena; Odgaard, Eric C.; Smyth, Ron – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
The effects of song and elaboration were assessed on the acquisition and retention of lexical items by beginner learners of Italian. Lexical acquisition investigated through an incidental learning experiment based on the premise that growth in L2 vocabulary can be facilitated by subvocal rehearsal and elaborate processing of lexical items.…
Descriptors: Singing, Italian, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development
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Haghani, Nader; Kiani, Samira – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The concept of text-oriented vocabulary exercises is based on Kühn's (2000) three-step model of vocabulary teaching--receptive, reflective and productive vocabulary exercises--which focuses on working with texts. Since the production is in principle more exhausting than the reception--as can be seen from the Levels of Processing Effect--one can…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills, Retention (Psychology), Hypothesis Testing
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Mousavi, Khorshid; Alavinia, Parviz; Gholami, Javad – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The present study investigated the comparison between short and long-term effectiveness of input-providing and output-prompting negotiation strategies on mastering the target structures. To this end, the participants were divided into three groups, namely two experimental groups who had a special kind of treatment, and one control group without…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chin, Kai-Yi; Lee, Ko-Fong; Chen, Yen-Lin – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
This paper proposes a novel interactive ubiquitous learning system (IULS) for authentically teaching a cultural heritage course and imparting relevant concepts to students. Experimental results demonstrated that learning performance was significantly improved after students used the IULS. This study also demonstrated that students using the IULS…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Cultural Background, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology
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Coskun, Ismail; Eker, Cevat – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The aim of the study is to investigate whether the activity based posters have an effect of on the ninth class students' academic achievements and the retention levels in their learning. The research was carried out with 60 students at one of the state schools in The Central Anatolia Region of Turkey in 2015-2016 academic year.…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Academic Achievement, Retention (Psychology), Active Learning
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Davis, Dan; Kizilcec, René F.; Hauff, Claudia; Houben, Geert-Jan – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2018
Large-scale online learning environments such as MOOCs provide an opportunity to evaluate the efficacy of learning strategies in an informal learning context with a diverse learner population. Here, we evaluate the extent to which retrieval practice -- recognized as one of the most effective learning strategies -- facilitates long-term knowledge…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Informal Education
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Sanchez, Alfonso Corbacho; Magro, Luis Javier Conejero – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
This article proves statistically the effectiveness of humour in the teaching of English and German to Spanish students of foreign languages. The referred lexicon is particularly troublemaking because of the difficulties that such vocabulary poses for Spanish learners of not-Latin-originated languages. The approach followed is a quantitative and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Humor
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Bennett, Rebecca Iranzo; Egan, Helen; Cook, Amy; Mantzios, Michail – Higher Education for the Future, 2018
Higher education students experience heightened levels of stress and anxiety, and report experiencing negative thoughts and emotions, which influence information retention and recall. In a randomized experiment, we assigned participants to either a mindfulness meditation or an audiobook listening condition, and recorded the information recalled…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Relaxation Training, Attention Control, Recall (Psychology)
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Özkubat, S.; Ulutas, I. – Educational Studies, 2018
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of the "Visual Awareness Education Programme" developed to support the visual literacy skills of preschool children. The study group comprised 40 children (20 children in the experimental group and 20 children in the control group) attending preschool in the 2014-2015 school…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Visual Aids, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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