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Mata, Sara; van Geert, Paul; van der Aalsvoort, Geerdina – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2017
Introduction: Studies of Dynamic Assessment of cognitive abilities reveal that young children profit from assistance while carrying out tasks that elicit cognitive effort. Dynamic assessment refers to a test format of a pretest-mediation-posttest in which the mediation phase includes scaffolding to assist the child to grasp the purpose of the…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Young Children, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Processes
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Burger-Veltmeijer, Agnes E. J.; Minnaert, Alexander E. M. G.; van den Bosch, Els J. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2015
Recently, Burger-Veltmeijer, Minnaert & Van den Bosch (2014) constructed a conceptual framework, called the Strengths and Weaknesses Heuristic ("S&W Heuristic") which might provide systematicity and coherence in research as well as psycho-educational praxis, regarding assessments of Intellectually Gifted (IG) students with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Heuristics, Academically Gifted, Gifted Disabled
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Niculescu, Alexandra C.; Templelaar, Dirk; Leppink, Jimmie; Dailey-Hebert, Amber; Segers, Mien; Gijselaers, Wim – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2015
Introduction: This study examined the predictive value of four learning-related emotions--Enjoyment, Anxiety, Boredom and Hopelessness for achievement outcomes in the first year of study at university. Method: We used a large sample (N = 2337) of first year university students enrolled over three consecutive academic years in a mathematics and…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Mathematics, Psychological Patterns, Predictor Variables
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Olani, A.; Hoekstra, R.; Harskamp, E.; van der Werf, G. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2011
Introduction: The study investigated the degree to which students' statistical reasoning abilities, statistics self-efficacy, and perceived value of statistics improved during a reform based introductory statistics course. The study also examined whether the changes in these learning outcomes differed with respect to the students' mathematical…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Educational Change, Statistics, Investigations
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Ahmed, Wondimu; Bruinsma, Marjon – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2006
The purpose of this study was to propose and test a motivational model of performance by integrating constructs from self-concept and self-determination theories and to explore cultural group differences in the model. To this end, self-report measures of global self-esteem, academic self-concept, academic motivation and academic performance were…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Academic Achievement, Models, Self Determination