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Heijltjes, Anita; van Gog, Tamara; Leppink, Jimmie; Paas, Fred – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
Acquisition of critical thinking skills is considered an important goal in higher education, but it is still unclear which specific instructional techniques are effective for fostering it. The main aim of this study was to unravel the impact of critical thinking instructions, practice, and self-explanation prompts during practice, on students'…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Prompting
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Chabani, Ellahe; Hommel, Bernhard – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2014
Recent decades have witnessed a growing interest in intervention-based assessment to promote and enhance children's learning. In this study, we explored the potential effect of an experimental visual-spatial intervention procedure and possible training benefits of two prompting modalities: one group received training with verbal and visual…
Descriptors: Prompting, Visual Aids, Verbal Communication, Skill Development
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Gan, Mark J. S.; Hattie, John – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2014
This study investigates the effects of prompting on secondary students' written peer feedback in chemistry investigation reports. In particular, we examined students' feedback features in relation to the use of criteria, feedback specificity, and feedback levels. A quasi-experimental pre-test post-test design was adopted. Reviewers in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Feedback (Response), Investigations, Prompting
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Berthold, Kirsten; Eysink, Tessa H. S.; Renkl, Alexander – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2009
Learning with multiple representations is usually employed in order to foster understanding. However, it also imposes high demands on the learners and often does not lead to the expected results, especially because the learners do not integrate the different representations. Thus, it is necessary to support the learners' self-explanation activity,…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Probability, Control Groups, Mathematics Instruction