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Yeo, Darren J.; Fazio, Lisa K. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Testing (having students recall material) and worked examples (having students study a completed problem) are both recommended as effective methods for improving learning. The two strategies rely on different underlying cognitive processes and thus may strengthen different types of learning in different ways. Across three experiments, we examine…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Recall (Psychology), Problem Solving, Learning Processes
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Kim, Byoung Gwan; Shim, Hye Rin – International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
This study investigated the optimal conditions under which foreign language learning takes place using a smartphone. The authors proposed that two factors, chunking and imagery, would increase language learning. On the basis of previous findings, they formulated three hypotheses: (a) the use of images will have a positive effect on learning…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Independent Study, Grade 7, English (Second Language)
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Mathematics Teacher, 2019
Despite repeated discussions and practice, algebra students continue to make variable errors, in many ways, year after year. This same problem appeared thirty years ago in a list of common errors that math teachers today would immediately recognize, many involving exponents and distribution (Marquis 1988). Similar complaints even appeared in the…
Descriptors: Algebra, Error Patterns, Misconceptions, Mathematics Skills
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Kleiman, Amanda M.; Potter, Jennifer F.; Bechtel, Allison J.; Forkin, Katherine T.; Dunn, Lauren K.; Collins, Stephen R.; Lyons, Genevieve; Nemergut, Edward C.; Huffmyer, Julie L. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2019
With increasing medical knowledge, procedural, and diagnostic skills to learn, it is vital for educators to make the limited amount of teaching time available to students effective and efficient. Generative retrieval is an effective and efficient learning tool, improving long-term retention through the practice of retrieval from memory. Forty…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Psychological Patterns, Retention (Psychology), Medical Students
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Orakci, Senol; Gelisli, Yücel – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2019
The study aims to determine the effects of learning activities based on learner autonomy on the English achievements, attitudes, and learner autonomy of 6th grade students by allowing students to choose activities to be conducted in English language teaching. The study was conducted on experimental and control groups. Research data were collected…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Elementary School Students, Learning Activities, Student Attitudes
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McDonald, Denise; Vines, Rachel – Teaching Artist Journal, 2019
Teacher- and student-generated sketches can spawn meaningful note-taking and instructional processes for enhancing learning and knowledge retention.
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Notetaking, Retention (Psychology), Learning Processes
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Yildirim, Gurkan; Yildirim, Serkan; Dolgunsoz, Emrah – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2019
Virtual reality (VR) as computer-mediated 3-D environments including real-life situations presented via different tools in which users can interact effectively with visuals. This study is significant as it primarily aimed to investigate effects of VR on retention by comparing it with traditional 2-D videos. The main aim of this study is to compare…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Video Technology, Retention (Psychology), Decision Making
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Chen, Tianxu – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2019
Character learning is a key issue for second language (L2) Chinese learners. However, our understanding is limited regarding the extent to which the multilevel linguistic knowledge simultaneously works for learning characters, particularly for L2 compound character meaning retention. To fill these gaps, two research questions were addressed. (1)…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Orthographic Symbols, College Students, Chinese
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Yang, Chunliang; Chew, Siew-Jong; Sun, Bukuan; Shanks, David R. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Interim testing of studied information, compared with restudying or no treatment, facilitates subsequent learning and retention of new information--"the forward testing effect." Previous research exploring this effect has shown that interim testing of studied information from a given domain enhances subsequent learning and retention of…
Descriptors: Testing, Transfer of Training, Retention (Psychology), Prior Learning
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Nakata, Tatsuya; Suzuki, Yuichi – Modern Language Journal, 2019
Cognitive psychology research has shown that interleaving, wherein learners practice multiple skills or concepts at once, facilitates learning more than does blocking, wherein learners practice only one skill or concept at a time. Despite the advantage of interleaving over blocking observed across a number of domains, limited attention has been…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Tests
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Kasprowicz, Rowena E.; Marsden, Emma; Sephton, Nick – Modern Language Journal, 2019
Within limited-input language classrooms, understanding the effect of distribution of practice (spacing between practice) on learning is critical, yet evidence is conflicting and of limited relevance for young learners. For second language (L2) grammar learning, some studies reveal advantages for spacing of 7 days or more, but others for shorter…
Descriptors: Verbs, Morphology (Languages), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Li, Wenjing; Wang, Fuxing; Mayer, Richard E.; Liu, Huashan – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Previous studies have shown that students learn better from an online lesson when a gesturing pedagogical agent is added (Mayer & DaPra, 2012; Wang, Li, Mayer, & Liu, 2018). The goal of this study is to pinpoint which aspect of a gesturing pedagogical agent causes an improvement in learning from an online lesson. College students learned…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Nonverbal Communication, Electronic Learning, Eye Movements
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Wang, Fuxing; Li, Wenjing; Mayer, Richard E.; Liu, Huashan – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
The goal of the present study is to determine how to incorporate social cues such as gesturing in animated pedagogical agents (PAs) for online multimedia lessons in ways that promote student learning. In 3 experiments, college students learned about synaptic transmission from a multimedia narrated presentation while their eye movements were…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multimedia Instruction, Cues, Nonverbal Communication
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Abdulbaki, Khalid; Suhaimi, Muhamad; Alsaqqaf, Asmaa; Jawad, Wafa – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The current paper attempts to examine the various aspects of the discussion method of teaching at university and its role in enhancing students' linguistic and academic skills as well as its shortcomings. In Oman, research on English language teaching at universities and colleges show that a considerable number of students who move from secondary…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Teaching Methods, College Students, Language Skills
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Bisby, Madelyne A.; Baker, Kathryn D.; Richardson, Rick – Learning & Memory, 2018
NMDA receptors (NMDARs) are considered critical for the consolidation of extinction but recent work challenges this assumption. Namely, NMDARs are not required for extinction retention in infant rats as well as when extinction training occurs for a second time (i.e., reextinction) in adult rats. In this study, a possible third instance of…
Descriptors: Fear, Learning Processes, Conditioning, Brain
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