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Ouwehand, Kim; Dijkstra, Katinka; van Gog, Tamara; Paas, Fred – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2019
We investigated whether finger pointing toward picture locations can be used as an external cognitive control tool to guide attention and compensate for the immature cognitive control functions in children compared with young adults. Item and source memory performance was compared for picture-location pairs that were either semantically congruent…
Descriptors: Pictorial Stimuli, Nonverbal Communication, Memory, Children
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Martín-Lobo, Pilar; Santiago-Ramajo, Sandra; Vergara-Moragues, Esperanza – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2018
Progress in applied neuroscience and neuropsychology in the educational context has revealed efficient methodologies for preventing academic failure and developing the potential of students. The aim of this work is to adopt a neuropsychological perspective to study learning-related differences between students with learning difficulties (LD),…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Neuropsychology, Academic Failure, Learning Problems
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Margolin, Sara J.; Snyder, Natasha; Thamboo, Pradeep – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2018
The present research aimed to determine the circumstances under which comprehension between paper and e-readers is comparable and what role working memory plays in successful comprehension of text presented in these formats. Narrative and expository texts were presented in electronic and paper formats to determine whether readers glean different…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Reading Comprehension, Comparative Analysis, Text Structure
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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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Ferjan Ramirez, Naja; Kuhl, Patricia – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2017
The first years of life represent a unique window of opportunity for foreign language learning. However, key questions are: How much and what kind of foreign language exposure is needed to ignite learning? We conducted a foreign language (English) intervention in four public Infant Education Centers in Madrid, Spain. Intervention children (N =…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Infants, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning
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Desta, Menelik; Deyessa, Negussie; Fish, Irving; Maxwell, Benjamin; Zerihun, Tigist; Levine, Saul; Fox, Claire; Giedd, Jay; Zelleke, Tesfaye G.; Alem, Atalay; Garland, Ann F. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2017
In Ethiopia there is a severe shortage of child mental health professionals. Identification and intervention for young children's mental health problems is crucial to improve developmental trajectories and reduce the severity of emotional and behavioral disorders. Teachers can play an important role in early problem detection. This role is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Health, Mental Health, Teacher Role
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Kuppen, Sarah E. A.; Bourke, Emilie – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2017
This study evaluated the ability for two rhythmic rhyming programs to raise phonological awareness in the early literacy classroom. Year 1 (5-6-year-olds) from low socioeconomic status schools in Bedfordshire, learned a program of sung or spoken rhythmic rhymes, or acted as controls. The project ran with two independent cohorts (Cohort 1 N = 98,…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Emergent Literacy, Literacy Education, Grade 1
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Pietsch, Stefanie; Böttcher, Caroline; Jansen, Petra – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2017
The long-term physical activity in specific sport activities can change the quality of mental rotation performance. This study investigates the influence of "Life Kinetik"--a motion program with tasks of cognition and motor coordination--on mental rotation performance of 44 primary school-aged children. While the experimental group…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Elementary School Students, Motion, Cognitive Processes
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Batini, Federico; Bartolucci, Marco; De Carlo, Ermelinda – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2017
Dropping out of school can involve several internal and external factors. Regarding internal factors, learning difficulties and the experience of failure could trigger the withdrawal of commitment, rejection of and resistance to school, as well as a general perception of inadequacy. Here, we show the results of a series of interventions…
Descriptors: Intervention, Dropout Prevention, Cognitive Processes, Learning Processes
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Hagins, Marshall; Rundle, Andrew – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2016
Yoga programs within schools have become more widespread but research regarding the potential effect on academic achievement remains limited. This study cluster-randomized 112 students within a single New York City public high school to participate in either school-based yoga or physical education (PE) for an entire academic year. The primary…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, Physical Education
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Hassinger-Das, Brenna; Ridge, Katherine; Parker, Amira; Golinkoff, Roberta Michnick; Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy; Dickinson, David K. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2016
This study moves beyond previous investigations to examine whether an educational intervention combining shared book reading with a vocabulary game increases children's vocabulary knowledge. Four-year-olds (N = 44) were randomly assigned to dyads in either an intervention (shared book reading plus vocabulary review game) or comparison condition…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Vocabulary Skills, Educational Games, Vocabulary Development
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Stewart, Cherry; Wolodko, Brenda – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2016
This article explores Robert Kegan's adult constructive-developmental (ACD) theory. We compare these ideas to the way educators at each of Kegan's meaning-making levels might plan, implement, and assess digitally enhanced teaching activities. Using Drago-Severson's interpretation of Kegan's concepts, the authors propose that behaviors of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Adult Development, Theories, Comparative Analysis
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Brankaer, Carmen; Ghesquière, Pol; De Smedt, Bert – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2015
Children with mild intellectual disabilities (MID) appear to have particular problems in understanding the numerical meaning of Arabic digits. Therefore, we developed and evaluated a numerical domino game that specifically targeted the association between these digits and the numerical magnitudes they represent. Participants were 30 children with…
Descriptors: Mild Mental Retardation, Number Concepts, Numbers, Educational Games
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Zosh, Jennifer M.; Verdine, Brian N.; Filipowicz, Andrew; Golinkoff, Roberta Michnick; Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy; Newcombe, Nora S. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2015
As the traditional toys of the past are quickly being replaced with electronically "enhanced" toys, it is important to understand how these changes impact parent--child interactions, especially in light of the evidence that the richness and variety of these interactions have long-term effects on diverse areas of cognition (Hart &…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Play, Toys, Comparative Analysis
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Masson, Steve; Potvin, Patrice; Riopel, Martin; Foisy, Lorie-Marlène Brault – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2014
Science education studies have revealed that students often have misconceptions about how nature works, but what happens to misconceptions after a conceptual change remains poorly understood. Are misconceptions rejected and replaced by scientific conceptions, or are they still present in students' minds, coexisting with newly acquired…
Descriptors: Brain Hemisphere Functions, Expertise, Misconceptions, Scientific Concepts
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