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Toomey, Natalie; Heo, Misook – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2019
The goal of this study was to investigate cognitive style (the visualizer-verbalizer dimension) and cognitive ability (spatial and verbal abilities) in terms of corresponding resource use behavior. The study further examined the potential link between cognitive style and cognitive ability based on observable behavior. A total of 67 university…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Style, Spatial Ability, Verbal Ability
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Zhang, Heyi; Whitebread, David – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2019
This study examined whether kindergarten children's psychological needs satisfaction would mediate the relationships between parental scaffolding and children's use of self-regulated learning (SRL) strategic behaviours. One hundred and thirty Chinese kindergarten children and their parents participated in the study. Parental scaffolding and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Needs, Problem Solving, Self Determination
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Walkington, Candace; Clinton, Virginia; Sparks, Anthony – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2019
Students' grasp of the non-mathematical language in a mathematics story problem--such as vocabulary and syntax--may have an important effect on their problem-solving, and this may be particularly true for students with weaker language skills. However, little experimental research has examined which individual language features influence students'…
Descriptors: Correlation, Homework, Problem Solving, Language Skills
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Luo, Linlin; Kiewra, Kenneth A.; Flanigan, Abraham E.; Peteranetz, Markeya S. – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2018
There has been a shift in college classrooms from students recording lecture notes using a longhand pencil-paper medium to using laptops. The present study investigated whether note-taking medium (laptop, longhand) influenced note taking and achievement when notes were recorded but not reviewed (note taking's process function) and when notes were…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Notetaking, Comparative Analysis, Lecture Method
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Jaakkola, Tomi; Veermans, Koen – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2018
The present study investigates the effects that concreteness fading has on learning and transfer across three grade levels (4-6) in elementary school science education in comparison to learning with constantly concrete representations. 127 9- to 12-years-old elementary school students studied electric circuits in a computer-based simulation…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Science Education, Learning Processes
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Fischer, Frank – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2018
Research on learning communities has developed as a perspective radically different from teacher-led instruction. This might be a main reason for why scaffolding is rarely foregrounded in work on learning communities. This contribution analyzes how four recent approaches to learning communities address scaffolding and identifies three different…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Correlation, Cooperative Learning
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Schenke, Katerina; Richland, Lindsey E. – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
Drawing comparisons between students' alternative solution strategies to a single mathematics problem is a powerful yet challenging instructional practice. We examined 80 preservice teachers' when asked to design a short lesson when given a problem and two student solutions--one correct and one incorrect. These micro-teaching events were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Microteaching, Comparative Analysis
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Lin, Yu Ying; Holmqvist, Kenneth; Miyoshi, Kiyofumi; Ashida, Hiroshi – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
The eye-tracking method was used to assess the influence of detailed, colorful illustrations on reading behaviors and learning outcomes. Based on participants' subjective ratings in a pre-study, we selected eight one-page human anatomy lessons. In the main study, participants learned these eight human anatomy lessons; four were accompanied by…
Descriptors: Illustrations, Science Education, Learning Processes, Eye Movements
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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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De Backer, Liesje; Van Keer, Hilde; Valcke, Martin – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
Although successful collaborative learning requires socially shared metacognitive regulation (SSMR) of the learning process among multiple students, empirical research on SSMR is limited. The present study contributes to the emerging research on SSMR by examining its correlation with both collaborative learners' content processing strategies and…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Metacognition, Cooperative Learning
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Feyzi-Behnagh, Reza; Azevedo, Roger; Legowski, Elizabeth; Reitmeyer, Kayse; Tseytlin, Eugene; Crowley, Rebecca S. – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2014
In this study, we examined the effect of two metacognitive scaffolds on the accuracy of confidence judgments made while diagnosing dermatopathology slides in SlideTutor. Thirty-one (N = 31) first- to fourth-year pathology and dermatology residents were randomly assigned to one of the two scaffolding conditions. The cases used in this study were…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Accuracy, Evaluative Thinking
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Kobayashi, Keiichi – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2014
This study investigated students' spontaneous use of source information for the resolution of conflicts between texts. One-hundred fifty-four undergraduate students read two conflicting explanations concerning the relationship between blood type and personality under two conditions: either one explanation with a higher credibility source and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Conflict, Credibility, Science Instruction
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Zumbrunn, Sharon; McKim, Courtney; Buhs, Eric; Hawley, Leslie R. – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2014
This explanatory sequential mixed methods study examined how belonging perceptions, academic motivation, and engagement might mediate the relationship between academic contextual characteristics and achievement using structural equation modeling and qualitative follow-up interviews with college students from a large, Midwestern university. In the…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Student Attitudes, Learning Motivation, Learner Engagement
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Karlen, Yves; Merki, Katharina Maag; Ramseier, Erich – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate the development of metacognitive strategy knowledge (MSK) during schooling at the upper secondary education level and to examine its relation with individual student characteristics. This longitudinal study with two measurement points analyzed a sample of students in grades 10 and 11 from 19 schools…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Metacognition, Prediction, Socioeconomic Status
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Throndsen, Inger; Turmo, Are – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2013
Primary mathematics teachers' (N = 521) personal goal orientation and instructional practices were examined based on questionnaire responses. The teachers (grades 2 and 3) were oriented towards mastery goals and mastery approaches to instruction, and reported high teaching efficacy. Strong positive relation between performance orientation and…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Grade 2
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