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Tapola, Anna; Veermans, Marjaana; Niemivirta, Markku – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2013
In this study we examined change in students' situational interest as a function of student and task characteristics. Fifth- and sixth-graders (n = 52) were assigned to one of two task conditions that used a different version of a science simulation. The versions differed in how concrete vs. abstract the simulation elements were.…
Descriptors: Science Education, Task Analysis, Elementary School Students, Prior Learning