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Learning and Instruction

August 2014 Volume 32, Number 1

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Overconfidence in children's multi-trial judgments of learning

    Bridgid Finn, Educational Testing Service, United States; Janet Metcalfe, Department of Psychology, United States

    The underconfidence with practice effect (UWP) refers to the finding that people's judgments of learning shift from overconfidence to underconfidence on and after a first study-test trial (Koriat, ... More

    pp. 1-9

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  2. Identification of effective visual problem solving strategies in a complex visual domain

    Ludo W. van Meeuwen, Halszka Jarodzka, Saskia Brand-Gruwel & Paul A. Kirschner, Open University of The Netherlands; Jeano J.P.R. de Bock, Air Traffic Control The Netherlands; Jeroen J.G. van Merriënboer, Open University of The Netherlands

    Students in complex visual domains must acquire visual problem solving strategies that allow them to make fast decisions and come up with good solutions to real-time problems. In this study, 31 air... More

    pp. 10-21

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  3. Effects of collaboration scripts and heuristic worked examples on the acquisition of mathematical argumentation skills of teacher students with different levels of prior achievement

    Ingo Kollar & Stefan Ufer, University of Munich, Germany; Elisabeth Reichersdorfer, Technische Universität München, Germany; Freydis Vogel & Frank Fischer, University of Munich, Germany; Kristina Reiss, Technische Universität München, Germany

    A challenging demand for mathematics teacher students is to produce acceptable scientific mathematical argumentations. We investigated to what extent mathematics teacher students with different... More

    pp. 22-36

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  4. Situational interest and learning: Thirst for knowledge

    Jerome I. Rotgans, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Henk G. Schmidt, Erasmus University Rotterdam

    The objective of the three studies presented here was to investigate how situational interest is related to knowledge acquisition. Situational interest is construed as a motivational response to a ... More

    pp. 37-50

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  5. Learners' eye movements during construction of mechanical kinematic representations from static diagrams

    Yu-Cin Jian, Graduate Institute of Learning and Instruction, Taiwan; Chao-Jung Wu, Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, Taiwan; Jia-Han Su, Department of Software Architecture, Taiwan

    We investigated the influence of numbered arrows on construction of mechanical kinematic representations by using static diagrams. Undergraduate participants viewed a two-stage diagram depicting a ... More

    pp. 51-62

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  6. Socioeconomic and language minority classroom composition and individual reading achievement: The mediating role of instructional quality

    Camilla Rjosk & Dirk Richter, Institute for Educational Quality Improvement (IQB), Germany; Jan Hochweber, German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), Germany; Oliver Lüdtke, Institute for Psychology, Germany; Eckhard Klieme, German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), Germany; Petra Stanat, Institute for Educational Quality Improvement (IQB), Germany

    In this study, we investigated effects of socioeconomic and language minority classroom composition on students' reading achievement and explored the mediating role of central features of... More

    pp. 63-72

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  7. Construction play and cognitive skills associated with the development of mathematical abilities in 7-year-old children

    Swiya Nath & Dénes Szücs

    Construction play is thought to develop logico-mathematical skills, however the underlying mechanisms have not been defined. In order to fill this gap, this study looks at the relationship between ... More

    pp. 73-80

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  8. Exploring writing products in students with language impairments and autism spectrum disorders

    Julie E. Dockrell, Department of Psychology and Human Development, United Kingdom; Jessie Ricketts, Institute of Education, United Kingdom; Tony Charman, Department of Psychology, United Kingdom; Geoff Lindsay, Centre for Educational Development, United Kingdom

    Oral language skills scaffold written text production; students with oral language difficulties often experience writing problems. The current study examines the ways in which oral language... More

    pp. 81-90

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  9. Learning progress assessment and goal setting: Effects on reading achievement, reading motivation and reading self-concept

    Natalie Förster & Elmar Souvignier

    This study investigates the effects of learning progress assessment (LPA) combined with student-set goals on students’ reading achievement, reading motivation, and reading self-concept in fourth... More

    pp. 91-100

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