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Hu, Fang-Tzu; Ginns, Paul; Bobis, Janette – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
Cognitive load theory seeks to generate novel instructional designs through a focus on human cognitive architecture including a limited working memory; however, the potential for enhancing learning through non-visual or non-auditory working memory channels is yet to be evaluated. This exploratory experiment tested whether explicit instructions to…
Descriptors: Geometry, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Short Term Memory
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Hornery, Samantha; Seaton, Marjorie; Tracey, Danielle; Craven, Rhonda G.; Yeung, Alexander S. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
This article describes the need for, and the structure and contents of, a reading program to help support children disadvantaged by reading difficulties. The program, delivered by trained and supported volunteers, lasts for 15 weeks. It uses a novel dual approach which aims to improve students' reading skills and simultaneously enhance their…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Difficulties, Self Concept, Children
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Abd-El-Fattah, Sabry M.; AL-Sinani, Yousra; El Shourbagi, Sahar; Fakhroo, Hessa A. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2014
This study uses the Rasch model technique to examine the dimensionality structure and differential item functioning of the Arabic version of the Perceived Physical Ability Scale for Children (PPASC). A sample of 220 Omani fourth graders (120 males and 100 females) responded to an Arabic translated version of the PPASC. Data on students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Item Response Theory, Test Bias, Grade 4
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Duncombe, Melissa E.; Havighurst, Sophie S.; Holland, Kerry A.; Frankling, Emma J. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2012
This study examined the psychometric properties of the Conduct Problems Risk Screen (CPRS), a seven-item screen derived from DSM-IV-TR criteria that can be completed by parents or teachers. The sample consisted of 4,752 Australian five- to nine-year-old primary school children. The results showed the parent and teacher screens had very good…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Elementary School Students
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Brown, Gavin; Harris, Lois – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2012
Student beliefs about assessment may vary according to the level of schooling. The "Students Conceptions of Assessment" version 6 (SCoA-VI) inventory elicits attitudes towards four beliefs (assessment: improves teaching and learning, measures external factors, has affective impact/benefit, is irrelevant). Using multi-group confirmatory…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students
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Hutcheon, Greg; Campbell, Marilyn; Stewart, Judith – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether an approach to developing word lists centred on etymological roots would improve the spelling performance of older primary school students. Participants were 46 students in the last year of primary school in south-east Queensland (31 girls and 15 boys) across three classes, with two classes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Spelling, Instruction
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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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O'Rourke, John; Cooper, Martin – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2010
Providing a curriculum that promotes personal growth and wellbeing is an overarching learning outcome of the Western Australian Curriculum Framework (Curriculum Framework, 1998). However, little is known about what constitutes and causes wellbeing of students in our primary schools. In the study reported in this paper the happiness of 312…
Descriptors: Well Being, Psychological Patterns, Foreign Countries, Psychological Evaluation
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Dorman, Jeffrey P. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2009
This paper reports the partitioning of variance in scale scores from the use of three classroom environment instruments. Data sets from the administration of the What Is Happening In this Class (WIHIC) to 4,146 students, the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction (QTI) to 2,167 students and the Catholic School Classroom Environment Questionnaire…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Questionnaires, Classroom Environment, Scores
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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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Khodayarifard, Mohammad; Anshel, Mark H.; Brinthaupt, Thomas M. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2006
This study examined relationships among components of attributional style and trait anxiety for 428 English-speaking boys and girls, grades 4-6, from primary public schools in New South Wales, Australia. Students completed general measures of attributional style and trait anxiety. Results showed a small but significant relationship between…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Anxiety
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Gillis, John S.; Nadeau, Natalie; Claybourne, Marvin – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2005
The 20 item Child Anxiety Scale (CAS) was administered to 343 elementary school children. Unweighted Least Squares extraction with oblique rotation produced 3 correlated primary factors that were interpreted as matching factors C, L and O of the Sixteen Personality Factors questionnaire for adults. Of particular interest was the factor L pattern…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Bullying, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis
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Garton, Alison F.; Gringart, Eyal – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2005
Empathy has been suggested to facilitate effective collaborative problem solving in children. The current study adapted the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI, Davis, 1980), a well-validated empathy measure for adults, for use with children aged 8 and 9 years. Four hundred and thirteen school children aged between 7;11 and 9;11 years completed…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis, Psychometrics, Empathy
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