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Metallidou, Panayiota; Diamantidou, Eleni; Konstantinopoulou, Eleni; Megari, Kalliopi – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2012
The study aimed at providing evidence for the development of children's beliefs about everyday reasoning. A total of 116 third, fifth, and seventh graders participated in the study. They were examined individually with 14 everyday thinking scenarios which have been developed by Amsterlaw (2006). After each scenario, children were asked to evaluate…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Grade 7
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Burnett, Paul C.; Mandel, Valerie – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2010
This small scale qualitative study investigated teachers' and students' perceptions of praise and feedback in the classroom using structured interviews and classroom observation. A case study approach was used whereby students and teachers from one school participated. Some 56 students and five teachers were interviewed individually or in small…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Observation, Interviews
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Johnson, Genevieve Marie – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2010
Ecological systems theory assumes that child development is the consequence of ongoing reciprocal and spiraling interactions between the child and his/her microsystem (immediate home, school, and community environments). The increasing presence of digital technologies in children's immediate environments suggests the need for the proposed…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Internet, Cognitive Development, Child Development
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Skwarchuk, Sheri-Lynn; Betts, Paul – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2006
Translating numerals into number words is a tacit task requiring linguistic and mathematical knowledge. This project expanded on previous number production models by examining developmental differences in children's number naming errors. Ninety-six children from grades one, three, five, and seven translated a random set of numerals into number…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Mathematics Education, Linguistics, Number Concepts
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Chik, Maria P. Y.; Molloy, Geoffrey N.; Leung, C. S. Benjamin – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2005
The development of a humor measure was described in a brief report in this journal. In that report, a series of suitable congruous and incongruous pictures were developed with a community sample of children. The findings of that study were consistent with those reported by others (Chik, 2001; Masten, 1989; Schultz, 1972), indicating that…
Descriptors: Humor, Foreign Countries, Grade 3, Grade 6