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Shoval, Ella – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2011
Unlike studies on cooperative learning that have focused on the verbal communication aspect of learning, this study focuses on the non-verbal aspect--mindful movement, which is the use of body movement to aid academic learning. Our research examined the link between five learning activities occurring within a cooperative group of children using…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Verbal Communication, Learning Activities
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Bednall, Timothy C.; Kehoe, E. James – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2011
This study examined the effectiveness of providing instructional support for the self-regulation of a self-directed homework assignment. Across four parallel experiments, university students completed an online module on critical thinking. In Experiment 1, participants who were prompted on a broad spectrum of study strategies showed superior…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Control Groups, Homework, Academic Achievement
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Wetter, Olive Emil; Koerner, Fritz; Schwaninger, Adrian – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2009
In a retrospective study, we compared school performance of 53 children practicing music (group 1) with 67 controls not practicing music (group 2). Overall average marks as well as average marks of all school subjects except sports were significantly higher in children who do (group 1) than in those who do not practice music (group 2). In a…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Music, Academic Achievement, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Sarfo, Frederick Kwaku; Elen, Jan – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2008
This study aimed at experimentally investigating the moderating role of instructional conceptions on the effectiveness of powerful learning environments (PLE) designed in line with the four-component instructional design model (4C/ID-model). The study also investigated the influence of learning in a 4C/ID PLE on students' instructional…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Quasiexperimental Design, Instructional Design