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Talvio, Markus; Hietajärvi, Lauri; Matischek-Jauk, Marlies; Lonka, Kirsti – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2019
Introduction: The global trend of new curricula in many OECD countries indicates that social interaction skills are becoming increasingly important. Educators need to start fostering the development of learners' social competences, which requires development of their own knowledge and skills. This study investigated the possible change in…
Descriptors: Teacher Workshops, Social Development, Emotional Development, Faculty Development
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de la Fuente, Jesus; Vera, Manuel Mariano; Cardelle-Elawar, Maria – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2012
The globalized Knowledge Society of the 21st century brings with it important changes in models of work and lifestyle, triggered by the revolution in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). It has led to new ways of understanding knowledge itself, human activity, and consequently, professional and economic activity. In this current…
Descriptors: Competence, Innovation, Learning Processes, Creativity
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Amaya, Andrea Crane; Campbell, Marilyn – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2010
Introduction: This cross-cultural study compared both the symptoms of anxiety and their severity in a community sample of children from Colombia and Australia. Method: The sample comprised 516 children (253 Australian children and 263 Colombian children), aged 8 to 12-years-old. The Spence Children's Anxiety Scale (SCAS) was used to measure both…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Severity (of Disability)
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Phan, Huy P. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2010
This theoretical article discusses the importance of learning approaches in sociocultural contexts. Our discussion synthesizes previous empirical research studies, taking into consideration the importance of individuals' cultural background and environmental settings. Research studies by Marton and Saljo (1976) and others (Biggs, 1987; Watkins…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Student Attitudes, Cultural Background, Epistemology
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Phan, Huy P. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2008
Introduction: Research pertaining to achievement goals and reflective thinking practice has received considerable attention in educational psychology. However, very few, if any, studies have looked at the impact of the classroom climate and how this psychosocial milieu may influence students' engagement in achievement goals and reflective thinking…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Educational Psychology, Academic Achievement, Achievement Need