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Uncapher, Melina R. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2019
Since the advent of computers, scientists who study how people learn have been utilizing technology to uncover the cognitive and neural mechanisms of learning. Recent technological advances have allowed learning scientists to move their research out of the lab and into the wild, to investigate how students learn in real-world environments.…
Descriptors: Learning, Evaluation Methods, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Caballero, Camila; Scherer, Ethan; West, Martin R.; Mrazek, Michael D.; Gabrieli, Christopher F. O.; Gabrieli, John D. E. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2019
Despite increasing interest in improving academic outcomes for students by enhancing mindfulness, there is a paucity of evidence that greater mindfulness is associated with success in school. We measured mindfulness with the short-form Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS) in over 2,000 urban students in Grades 5-8. The MAAS had good internal…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Academic Achievement, Middle School Students, Measures (Individuals)
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Mackey, Allyson P.; Park, Anne T.; Robinson, Sydney T.; Gabrieli, John D. E. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2017
Cognitive skills are associated with academic performance, but little is known about how to improve these skills in the classroom. Here, we present the results of a pilot study in which teachers were trained to engage students in cognitive skill practice through playing games. Fifth-grade students at an experimental charter school were randomly…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Development, Grade 5, Charter Schools
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Gnaedinger, Emily K.; Hund, Alycia M.; Hesson-McInnis, Matthew S. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2016
The goal was to test whether cognitive flexibility moderates the relation between reading strategy use and reading comprehension during the elementary years. Seventy-five second- through fifth-grade students completed a think aloud task and a metacognitive questionnaire to measure reading strategies, two card-sorting tasks to measure general and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Cognitive Processes
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Nevo, Einat; Bar-Kochva, Irit – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2015
This study investigated the relations of early working-memory abilities (phonological and visual-spatial short-term memory [STM] and complex memory and episodic buffer memory) and later developing reading skills. Sixty Hebrew-speaking children were followed from kindergarten through Grade 5. Working memory was tested in kindergarten and reading in…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Reading Skills, Longitudinal Studies, Kindergarten
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Pollack, Courtney – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2012
The ability to represent numerical quantities in symbolic form is a necessary foundation for mathematical competence. Variables are particularly important symbolic representations for learning algebra and succeeding in higher mathematics, but the mechanisms of how students link a variable to what it represents are not well understood. Research…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Symbols (Mathematics), Algebra, Neurology
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Doucerain, Marina; Schwartz, Marc S. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2010
We probed the impact of two teaching strategies, "guided inquiry" and "argumentation," on students' conceptual understanding of the conservation of matter. Conservation of matter is a central concept in middle school science curriculum and a prerequisite upon which rests more complex constructs in chemistry. The results indicate that guided…
Descriptors: Conservation (Concept), Skill Analysis, Concept Formation, Teaching Methods
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Anderson, Karen L.; Casey, M. Beth; Thompson, William L.; Burrage, Marie S.; Pezaris, Elizabeth; Kosslyn, Stephen M. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2008
This study investigated the relationship between 3 ability-based cognitive styles (verbal deductive, spatial imagery, and object imagery) and performance on geometry problems that provided different types of clues. The purpose was to determine whether students with a specific cognitive style outperformed other students, when the geometry problems…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Memory, Geometry, Middle School Students
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Azevedo, Carolina V. M.; Sousa, Ivanise; Paul, Ketema; MacLeish, Marlene Y.; Mondejar, Ma Teresa; Sarabia, Juan Antonio; Rol, M. Angeles; Madrid, Juan Antonio – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2008
Early morning school schedules are in the opposite direction to the sleep-wake cycle in adolescence and early adulthood. This conflict leads to sleep deprivation and irregular patterns whose consequences are scarcely explored. This article discusses the effects of three educational experiences with high school students, parents, teachers, and…
Descriptors: Medical Students, School Schedules, Sleep, Foreign Countries