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Wischgoll, Anke; Pauli, Christine; Reusser, Kurt – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2019
An individual's learning is determined by cognition, motivation, and social context. Taking these aspects into account, we assessed scaffolding in tutoring situations via contingency to determine how successful and unsuccessful teacher-student interactions are shaped. We aimed to find out how the problem-solving process in successful tutoring…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Tutoring, Teacher Student Relationship, Problem Solving
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Zambrano, Jimmy; Kirschner, Femke; Sweller, John; Kirschner, Paul A. – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2019
Collaborative learning is a widely used instructional technique, but factors determining its effectiveness still are unclear. Cognitive load theory was used to examine the effects of prior collaborative experience and density of distribution of information amongst learners on short-term retention and delayed retention tests, as well as cognitive…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Retention (Psychology), Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level
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Malkiewich, Laura J.; Chase, Catherine C. – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2019
Engaging in engineering tasks can help students learn science concepts. However, many engineering tasks lead students to focus more on the success of their construction than on learning science content, which can hurt students' ability to learn and transfer scientific principles from them. Two empirical studies investigate how content-focused…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Engineering Education, Scientific Concepts, Transfer of Training
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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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Nugteren, Michelle L.; Jarodzka, Halszka; Kester, Liesbeth; Van Merriënboer, Jeroen J. G. – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2018
Self-assessment and task selection are important self-regulated learning skills for secondary school students. More specifically, selecting new tasks based on self-assessments is very important for them, because teachers are not always present or able to select tasks for them individually. However, little is known about the processes underlying…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Models, Self Management
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McIntyre, Nora A.; Foulsham, Tom – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2018
Humans are born to learn by understanding where adults look. This is likely to extend into the classroom, making teacher gaze an important topic for study. Expert teacher gaze has mainly been investigated in the laboratory, and has focused mostly on one cognitive process: teacher attentional (i.e., information-seeking) gaze. No known research has…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Cultural Differences, Cross Cultural Studies, Teacher Behavior
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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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Wen, Cai-Ting; Chang, Chia-Jung; Chang, Ming-Hua; Fan Chiang, Shih-Hsun; Liu, Chen-Chung; Hwang, Fu-Kwun; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2018
This study investigated students' modeling progress and strategies in a problem-solving simulation game through content analysis, and through supervised and unsupervised lag sequential analysis (LSA). Multiple data sources, including self-report models and activity logs, were collected from 25 senior high school students. The results of the…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Simulation, Problem Solving, Models
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Silseth, Kenneth – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2018
In this article, I analyze teachers' use of students' everyday knowledge and experiences as resources for learning in educational dialogues. By analyzing video data of teachers' attempts to contextualize instruction in naturalistic settings in a lower secondary school, I examine how teachers use such resources to support and guide student…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Prior Learning, Learning Processes, Concept Formation
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Tripto, Jaklin; Assaraf, Orit Ben; Snapir, Zohar; Amit, Miriam – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
This study follows two groups of students (67 in all) through the 3 years of their high school biology education and examines the development of their systems thinking--specifically their models of the human body as a system. Both groups were composed of biology majors, but the students in one group also participated in a PBLbased extension…
Descriptors: Human Body, High School Students, Biology, Models
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Singh, Anne-Marie; Marcus, Nadine; Ayres, Paul – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
Two experiments involving 125 grade-10 students learning about commerce investigated strategies to overcome the transient information effect caused by explanatory spoken text. The transient information effect occurs when learning is reduced as a result of information disappearing before the learner has time to adequately process it, or link it…
Descriptors: Grade 10, Multimedia Materials, Visual Aids, Verbal Communication
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Bonner, Sarah M.; Somers, Jennifer A.; Rivera, Gwendelyn J.; Keiler, Leslie S. – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
We investigated perceptions about learning strategy use and instructional roles among a sample of high needs adolescents (n = 230) who acted as near-peer instructional facilitators. The sample was drawn from science and mathematics classes in nonselective public secondary schools in New York City. Students participated in an inschool intervention…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Attitude Measures, Adolescents, Peer Teaching
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Psycharis, Sarantos; Kallia, Maria – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
In this paper we investigate whether computer programming has an impact on high school student's reasoning skills, problem solving and self-efficacy in Mathematics. The quasi-experimental design was adopted to implement the study. The sample of the research comprised 66 high school students separated into two groups, the experimental and the…
Descriptors: Programming, Secondary School Students, Thinking Skills, Mathematics Instruction
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Roelle, Julian; Berthold, Kirsten – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2016
Comparing contrasting cases is a promising means to prepare learners for future learning from related direct instruction. The most prevalent type of preparation intervention used in this "case comparison approach" is providing contrasting cases together with comparison prompts. However, if the contrasting cases are complex learners might…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Task Analysis, Prompting
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Chin, Doris B.; Chi, Min; Schwartz, Daniel L. – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2016
A common approach for introducing students to a new science concept is to present them with multiple cases of the phenomenon and ask them to explore. The expectation is that students will naturally take advantage of the multiple cases to support their learning and seek an underlying principle for the phenomenon. However, the success of such tasks…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Active Learning, Comparative Analysis
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