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Van Hoof, Jo; Verschaffel, Lieven; Van Dooren, Wim – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Background: Rational numbers are of critical importance both in mathematics and in other fields of science. However, they form a stumbling block for learners. One widely known source of the difficulty learners have with rational numbers is the natural number bias, that is the tendency to (inappropriately) apply natural number properties in…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Grade 6, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Skills
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Belfi, Barbara; Haelermans, Carla; De Fraine, Bieke – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Background: The effects of school socio-economic composition on student achievement growth trajectories have been a hot topic of discussion among politicians around the world for many years. However, the bulk of research investigating school socio-economic composition effects has been limited in important ways. Aims: In an attempt to overcome the…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Elementary School Students
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Baeten, Marlies; Dochy, Filip; Struyven, Katrien – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Background: Research in higher education on the effects of student-centred versus lecture-based learning environments generally does not take into account the psychological need support provided in these learning environments. From a self-determination theory perspective, need support is important to study because it has been associated with…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Learning Motivation, Pretests Posttests, Quasiexperimental Design
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Donche, Vincent; De Maeyer, Sven; Coertjens, Liesje; Van Daal, Tine; Van Petegem, Peter – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Background. Although the evidence in support of the variability of students' learning strategies has expanded in recent years, less is known about the explanatory base of these individual differences in terms of the joint Influences of personal and contextual characteristics. Aims. Previous studies have often investigated how student learning is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality Traits, Learning Strategies, Context Effect
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Doumen, Sarah; Verschueren, Karine; Buyse, Evelien – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2009
Background: Research repeatedly showed young children's aggressive behaviour to predict relationship difficulties with the teacher. Aims: To examine a possible mediating variable in this process and in the stability of relationship difficulties across the school year, namely teacher perceived control over child behaviour. Sample: The sample…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Conflict, Measures (Individuals), Kindergarten
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Van Dooren, Wim; De Bock, Dirk; Janssens, Dirk; Verschaffel, Lieven – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2007
Background: From upper elementary education on, children develop a tendency to over-use linearity. Particularly, it is found that many pupils assume that if a figure enlarges "k" times, the area enlarges "k" times too. However, most research was conducted with traditional, school-like word problems. Aims: This study examines…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Items, Students, Elementary Education
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Tabbers, H. K.; Martens, R. L.; van Merrienboer, J. J. G. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2005
Background: Recent research on the influence of presentation format on the effectiveness of multimedia instructions has yielded some interesting results. According to cognitive load theory (Sweller, Van Merri?nboer, & Paas, 1998) and Mayer's theory of multimedia learning (Mayer, 2001), replacing visual text with spoken text (the modality…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Cues, Instructional Design
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D'Ydewalle, G.; And Others – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1981
Subjects from four physics or literature classes expected a delayed or an immediate test after their class. All were tested immediately. Male subjects expecting the immediate test performed better than males expecting a delayed test. Absence of interaction effects with personality measurement suggested the inadequacy of the goal gradient…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Expectation, High School Students, High Schools