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Liao, Yu-Hsiu; Kung, Wei-Chieh; Chen, Hsueh-Chih – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2019
This study investigated the effects of creative-map instructional strategies on learning performance, learning motivation, and creativity in a junior high school geography class. A quasi-experimental approach was used to assess the treatment effects among 79 ninth graders, utilizing qualitative data including students' feedback, and four…
Descriptors: Mnemonics, Teaching Methods, Maps, Learning Motivation
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Tan, Esther – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2018
Collaborative learning involves the collaborative regulation of cognitive activities to establish common ground for the coordination of content. Drawing on research on cognitive scripts to embed collaboration in learning, this study examines the effect of the quality of the grounding and testing processes on the quality of the inquiry processes…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Inquiry, Discourse Analysis
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Yeo, Jennifer; Tan, Seng Chee – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2014
The introduction of problem-based learning into K-12 science classrooms faces the challenge of achieving the dual goal of learning science content and developing problem-solving skills. To overcome this content-process tension in science classrooms, we employed the knowledge-creation approach as a boundary object between the two seemingly…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, High School Students
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Merkt, Martin; Schwan, Stephan – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2014
This study was concerned with identifying prerequisites for the successful use of videos that offer different levels of interactivity. In a homework scenario, 64 ninth graders participated either in a search training demonstrating the efficient use of features facilitating the selection of relevant information or in a control training focusing on…
Descriptors: Interactive Video, Homework, Grade 9, Training
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Walraven, Amber; Brand-Gruwel, Saskia; Boshuizen, Henny P. A. – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2013
A program for teaching 9th graders course content (history) and how they should evaluate information found on the WWW was designed and tested. Goal of the program was to teach content, evaluations skills, and to achieve transfer of these skills to a different domain. In the design of the program the principles of two transfer theories were…
Descriptors: Course Content, Grade 9, Student Evaluation, Student Behavior
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Kapur, Manu – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2012
In a study with ninth-grade mathematics students on learning the concept of variance, students experienced either direct instruction (DI) or productive failure (PF), wherein they were first asked to generate a quantitative index for variance without any guidance before receiving DI on the concept. Whereas DI students relied only on the canonical…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Multivariate Analysis, Mathematical Models
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Eilam, Billie – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2012
Considering well-documented difficulties in mastering ecology concepts and system thinking, the aim of the study was to examine 9th graders' understanding of the complex, multilevel, systemic construct of feeding relations, nested within a larger system of a live model. Fifty students interacted with the model and manipulated a variable within it…
Descriptors: Ecology, Grade 9, Models, Educational Environment