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Leber, Jasmin; Renkl, Alexander; Nückles, Matthias; Wäschle, Kristin – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
According to the model of constructive alignment, learners adjust their learning strategies to the announced assessment (backwash effect). Hence, when teaching for understanding, the assessment method should be aligned with this teaching goal to ensure that learners engage in corresponding learning strategies. A quasi-experimental field study with…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Testing Problems, Educational Objectives, Learning Motivation
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Winebrenner, Susan – Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
A recent study by Lodge, Hansen, and Cottrell (2016) was brought to the attention of the author of this commentary and motivated her to communicate this rebuttal regarding some of the suggested conclusions. The negative results for certain students of changing current classroom practices which have been noticeably successful for them in improving…
Descriptors: Learning Modalities, Cognitive Style, Learning Strategies, Preferences
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Saariaho, Emmi; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Toom, Auli; Pietarinen, Janne; Soini, Tiina – Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
Self-regulative learning skills are extremely important contributors in student teacher learning. Also, interest in co-regulation in learning as a facilitator for pupils' self-regulation skills and an ability to learn how to support peers' regulated learning has increased significantly during the past decade. Still, our understanding of student…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Independent Study, Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries
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Hall, Elaine – Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
The author has been asked to respond to Lodge, Hansen, and Cottrell's recent (2015) paper in this journal and they have done a very thorough and scholarly job of dissecting the weaknesses of modality preference theories. They clearly and carefully analyse the nature of the evidence for modality preference and conclude that there is little if any…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Preferences, Learning Theories, Evidence
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Renkl, Alexander – Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
In discussions about how to best foster principle-based cognitive skills, there are typically two points of dissent among researchers in the field of learning and instruction: First, should information be provided, as typical of direct instruction, or should this information be generated by the students, as typical of guided discovery or inquiry…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods, Concept Formation