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Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences

January 2012 Volume 40, Number 1

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Promoting Attitude Change and Expressed Willingness to Take Action toward Climate Change in College Students

    Gale M. Sinatra, CarolAnne M. Kardash, Gita Taasoobshirazi & Doug Lombardi

    This study examined the relationship among cognitive and motivational variables impacting college students' willingness to take mitigative action to reduce the impacts of human-induced climate... More

    pp. 1-17

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  2. Engaging Young Students in Scientific Investigations: Prompting for Meaningful Reflection

    Travis Wilson, Michelle Perry, Carolyn J. Anderson & Dean Grosshandler

    This study examined the verbal prompts a tutor used to promote reflection and young students' responses to these prompts. Seven children (ages 8-12) participated in 260 min of one-on-one tutoring... More

    pp. 19-46

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  3. Investigating the Effectiveness of a POE-Based Teaching Activity on Students' Understanding of Condensation

    Bayram Costu, Alipasa Ayas & Mansoor Niaz

    This article reports on the development of a Predict-Observe-Explain, POE-based teaching strategy to facilitate conceptual change and its effectiveness on student understanding of condensation. The... More

    pp. 47-67

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  4. Assessing High School Chemistry Students' Modeling Sub-Skills in a Computerized Molecular Modeling Learning Environment

    Yehudit Judy Dori & Zvia Kaberman

    Much knowledge in chemistry exists at a molecular level, inaccessible to direct perception. Chemistry instruction should therefore include multiple visual representations, such as molecular models ... More

    pp. 69-91

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  5. What Contributes to Teaching Assistant Development: Differential Responses to Key Design Features

    Patricia L. Hardre & Alicia O. Burris

    Graduate Teaching Assistants (TAs) need effective, appropriate professional development opportunities that offer both meaningful foundations and strategically useful tools for their teaching. This ... More

    pp. 93-118

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  6. Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions of Effective Inquiry Instruction: Are Effective Instruction and Effective Inquiry Instruction Essentially the Same?

    Mark W. Aulls & Ahmed Ibrahim

    This multiple case study examined pre-service teachers perceptions of effective post-secondary instruction. Pre-service teachers were asked to write essays describing an effective teacher of their ... More

    pp. 119-139

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  7. Blended University Teaching Using Virtual Learning Environments: Conceptions and Approaches

    Petros Lameras, Philippa Levy, Iraklis Paraskakis & Sheila Webber

    This paper reports findings from a phenomenographic investigation into blended university teaching using virtual learning environments (VLEs). Interviews with 25 Computer Science teachers in Greek ... More

    pp. 141-157

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  8. Is the Study Process Questionnaire (SPQ) a Good Predictor of Academic Achievement? Examining the Mediating Role of Achievement-Related Classroom Behaviours

    Jeanette Lyn Fung Choy, Glen O'Grady & Jerome I. Rotgans

    Studies have shown that the Study Process Questionnaire (SPQ)--which provides a measure of student approaches to learning--is a relatively weak predictor of academic achievement. The present study ... More

    pp. 159-172

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  9. Effects of an Emotion Control Treatment on Academic Emotions, Motivation and Achievement in an Online Mathematics Course

    ChanMin Kim & Charles B. Hodges

    We designed and developed an emotion control treatment and investigated its effects on college students' academic emotions, motivation, and achievement in an online remedial mathematics course. The... More

    pp. 173-192

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  10. Supporting Self-Regulated Hypermedia Learning through Prompts

    Maria Bannert & Peter Reimann

    The aim of this research was to develop and evaluate tools and supports for self-regulated learning with hypertext information structures, such as Web pages. Two kinds of supports for self... More

    pp. 193-211

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