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Ochoa, Alma Rosa Aguila; Sander, Paul – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2012
Introduction: Research with the Academic Behavioural Confidence scale using European students has shown that students have high levels of confidence in their academic abilities. It is generally accepted that people in more collectivist cultures have more realistic confidence levels in contrast to the overconfidence seen in individualistic European…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Foreign Countries, Psychology, Mexicans
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Romero, Margarida; Lambropoulos, Niki – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2011
Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) activities aim to promote collaborative knowledge construction and convergence. During the CSCL activity, the students should regulate their learning activity, at the individual and collective level. This implies an organisation cost related to the coordination of the activity with the team-mates…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Learning Strategies, Teamwork
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de la Fuente, Jesus; Sander, Paul; Justicia, Fernando; Pichardo, M. Carmen; Garcia-Berben, Ana B. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2010
Introduction: The main goal of this study is to evaluate the psychometric and assessment features of the Scale for the "Assessment of the Teaching-Learning Process, Student Version" (ATLP-S), for both practical and theoretical reasons. From an applied point of view, this self-report measurement instrument has been designed to encourage…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Validity, Measures (Individuals)
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Fernandez-Berrocal, Pablo; Ruiz, Desiree – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2008
Emotional intelligence (EI) has emerged in the past twenty five years as one of the crucial components of emotional adjustment, personal well-being, life success, and interpersonal relationships in different contexts of everyday life. This article provides a critical review of the research field of EI in the school context and analyzes its present…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Academic Achievement, Social Adjustment, Emotional Adjustment
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de la Fuente, Jesus; Cano, Francisco; Justicia, Fernando; Pichardo, Maria del Carmen; Garcia-Berben, Ana Belen; Martinez-Vicente, Jose Manuel; Sander, Paul – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2007
Introduction: The current panorama of Higher Education reveals a need to improve teaching and learning processes taking place there. The rise of the information society transforms how we organize learning and transmit knowledge. On this account, teaching-learning processes must be enhanced, the role of teachers and students must be evaluated, and…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Academic Achievement, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries
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Thurston, Allen; Grant, G.; Topping, K. J. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2006
This study explored the process and outcomes of constructivist methods of enhancing science understanding in the topic areas of light and the earth in space. The sample was drawn from a group of 41 nine-year-old children, delivered in four two-hour weekly sessions. Each session involved different combinations of interactive discussion and…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Investigations, Science Activities, Primary Education
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Sander, Paul; Sanders, Lalage – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2006
Introduction: This paper reports a preliminary study into the commitment and academic confidence of male students in undergraduate psychology, prompted by our own observations of the performance of male students and the literature on sex differences in education. Method: Using an analytical survey, level 1 psychology students at a new university…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Psychology, Social Networks
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Ainscow, Mel – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2005
It is now almost ten years since the Salamanca Conference on Special Needs Education endorsed the idea of inclusive education. Arguably the most significant international document that has ever appeared in the special needs field, the Salamanca Statement argues that regular schools with an inclusive orientation are "the most effective means…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Policy, Mainstreaming
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Miles, Tim R. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2004
Any figure given for the prevalence of dyslexia must depend on how the word "dyslexia" is defined. There is no point in defining dyslexia as "poor reading"; what is of scientific interest is the syndrome specific to developmental dyslexia, as described by Critchley (1970) and others. Difficulties arise in determining the…
Descriptors: Incidence, Dyslexia, Written Language, Disability Identification