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Hastings, Richard P. – Educational Psychology, 2005
There has been increasing interest in the role of teacher and other staff behaviour in the development and maintenance of problem behaviours in individuals with special needs. Research and theoretical developments have tended to focus on one of three domains: staff as assessment and behavioural change agents, staff wellbeing as determined by…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Behavior, Student Behavior
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Loo, Robert – Educational Psychology, 2004
Much has been written about the relationships between learning styles and learning preferences with the aim of tailoring teaching methods to the ways that students prefer to learn. This study used a sample of 201 management undergraduates to examine the relationships between Kolb's four learning styles and four learning types, and 12 different…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Effect Size, Cognitive Style
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Abrami, Philip C.; Poulsen, Catherine; Chambers, Bette – Educational Psychology, 2004
This study applied expectancy theory to integrate the numerous and disparate explanations that researchers and educators have proposed to account for teacher resistance to implementing cooperative learning as an educational innovation. The cooperative learning implementation questionnaire (CLIQ) contained 48 items grouped under three broad…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Innovation, Cooperative Learning, Questionnaires
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Chan, Kwok-wai; Elliott, Robert G. – Educational Psychology, 2004
The findings of epistemological beliefs studies in North America, Hong Kong and Taiwan were compared and interpreted in terms of the different cultural contexts and methodologies used in the research studies. Based on cross culture analysis a hypothesis for the structure of epistemological beliefs was proposed. Implications were also drawn for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Epistemology, Beliefs, Comparative Analysis
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Desmedt, Ella; Valcke, Martin – Educational Psychology, 2004
Educationists and researchers who consider the use of the learning style concept to address individual differences in learning are often daunted by the multitude of definitions, models, and instruments. It is difficult to make an informed choice. The confusion with cognitive style, a term often used as a synonym, makes it even more complicated.…
Descriptors: Research, Literature Reviews, Citation Analysis, Learning Modalities
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Cassidy, Simon – Educational Psychology, 2004
Although its origins have been traced back much further, research in the area of learning style has been active for--at a conservative estimate--around four decades. During that period the intensity of activity has varied, with recent years seeing a particularly marked upturn in the number of researchers working in the area. Also of note is the…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Cognitive Style, Learning Theories, Models
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Riding, Richard J.; Rayner, Stephen – Educational Psychology, 1995
Considers the possibilities and implications of integrating psychoeducational methods and processes with the interactive transfer of information on a worldwide basis. Identifies various components and characteristics of this integration and presents some broad models of how it might work. Emphasizes the importance of educational psychology to this…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Attitudes
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Richardson, John T. E.; And Others – Educational Psychology, 1995
Identifies problems with the Approaches to Studying Inventory (ASI) as a survey instrument for use with non-Western students. A study using ASI attempted to examine the effects of secondary educational experiences on Fiji college students' study habits. Responses suggested the students were influenced by an acquiescent response bias. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, College Students
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Borg, Mark G.; And Others – Educational Psychology, 1995
Reveals significant correlation between older Maltese students and high test scores on their examinations to enter junior high. Older students are those born in the early months of the year. Study found little difference in scores between genders, although girls were more likely to pass the examination than boys. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Age Grade Placement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Mboya, Mzobanzi M. – Educational Psychology, 1995
Maintains that a significant positive relationship exists between perceived teacher support, interest, and encouragement and adolescents' self-concept in Africa. Utilized the Self-Description Inventory (SDI) to reveal that specific dimensions of adolescents' self-concepts were positively affected by specific teacher behaviors. (MJP)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, African Culture, Classroom Environment, Foreign Countries