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Dupont, Serge; Galand, Benoit; Nils, Frédéric; Hospel, Virginie – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2014
Introduction: The present study aimed to test a theoretically-based model (the self-system model of motivational development) including at the same time the extent to which the social context provides structure, warmth and autonomy support, the students' perceived autonomy, relatedness and competence, and behavioral, cognitive and emotional…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Questionnaires, Structural Equation Models, Prediction
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Dejonckheere, Peter J. N.; Desoete, Annemie; Fonck, Nathalie; Roderiguez, Dave; Six, Leen; Vermeersch, Tine; Vermeulen, Lies – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2014
Introduction: In the present study we used a metaphorical representation in order to stimulate the numerical competences of six-year-olds. It was expected that when properties of physical action are used for mathematical thinking or when abstract mathematical thinking is grounded in sensorimotor processes, learning gains should be more pronounced…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Number Concepts, Elementary School Mathematics, Numeracy
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Dejonckheere, Peter; Van de Keere, Kristof; Tallir, Isabel – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2011
Introduction: A way to find out how scientific thinking in children develops is to focus on the processes that are involved. As such, scientific thinking can be seen as a particular form of problem solving in which the problem solver selects a strategy from the space of possible experiments that can reveal the cause of an event. Notwithstanding…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Grade 5, Computer Uses in Education, Grade 4
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Desoete, Annemie – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2008
Introduction: For decades birth order and gender differences have attracted research attention. Method: Birth order, family size and gender, and the relationship with arithmetic achievement is studied among 1152 elementary school children (540 girls, 612 boys) in Flanders. Children were matched on socioeconomic status of the parents and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Family Size, Birth Order, Mental Computation
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Desoete, Annemie – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2007
Introduction: Despite all the emphasis on metacognition, researchers currently use different techniques to assess metacognition. The purpose of this contribution is to help to clarify some of the paradigms on the evaluation of metacognition. In addition the paper reviews studies aiming to improve the learning process through metacognition. Method:…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Protocol Analysis, Questionnaires, Metacognition