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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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Walker, Rebecca; Spronken-Smith, Rachel; Bond, Carol; McDonald, Fiona; Reynolds, John; McMartin, Anna – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2010
This study aimed to use a learning inventory (the Approaches and Study Skills Inventory for Students, ASSIST) to measure the impact of a curriculum change on students' approaches to learning in two large courses in a health sciences first year programme. The two new Human Body Systems (HUBS) courses were designed to encourage students to take a…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Student Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Human Body
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Winberg, T. Mikael; Hedman, Leif – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2008
Attitudes toward learning (ATL) have been shown to influence students' learning outcomes. However, there is a lack of knowledge about the ways in which the interaction between ATL, the learning situation, and the level of students' prior knowledge influence affective reactions and conceptual change. In this study, a simulation of acid-base…
Descriptors: Pretests Posttests, Student Attitudes, Prior Learning, Computer Simulation