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Lee, Alwyn Vwen Yen; Tan, Seng Chee – Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
The assessment and understanding of students' ideas in discourse have often been a difficult problem for teachers to tackle. Recent innovations and technologies such as text mining can provide a partial solution by generating an estimated count of important keywords which are representative of ideas within discourse. However, investigating idea…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Data Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Knowledge Level
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Hung, Guo-Tsai; Hong, Huang-Yao – Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This study investigated the effects of two different pedagogical approaches on the development of college students' innovation-oriented cultural views. First, an initial cultural view survey (n = 126) was implemented; then another quasi-experiment was employed using two treatment conditions: the control condition (n = 45) employed a…
Descriptors: College Students, Knowledge Level, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Zhang, Yibin; Laurillard, Diana – Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
In order to facilitate their teaching design, more teachers are beginning to engage in collective efforts, with some Chinese teachers also now sharing their resources online to plan their teaching. The learning design support tool described here (the Learning Designer), resulting from an interdisciplinary research project in the UK, provides a new…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Design, Asians, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Huang, Jun Song; Kapur, Manu – Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
Successful analogical reasoning requires an analogue in a source domain to have high degrees of structural and surface similarity with a learning task in a target domain. It also requires learners to have sufficient source- and target-domain knowledge. We review the literature and speculate that "less" might create "more"; in…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Abstract Reasoning, Prior Learning, Learning Processes