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Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences

July 2010 Volume 38, Number 4

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Number of articles: 5

  1. Reasoning about Science-Related Uncertain Issues and Epistemological Perspectives among Children

    Fang-Ying Yang & Chin-Chung Tsai

    In order to fulfill social responsibility, one of the goals in science education is to equip students with the competence of scientific reasoning. Nevertheless, psychological studies have found... More

    pp. 325-354

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  2. University Students' and Teachers' Conceptions of Teaching and Learning in the Biosciences

    Viivi Virtanen & Sari Lindblom-Ylanne

    In this study we compare university teachers' and first-year students' conceptions of teaching and learning at the Faculty of Environmental and Biological Sciences. The conceptions were analysed... More

    pp. 355-370

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  3. Issues of Cultural Appropriateness and Pedagogical Efficacy: Exploring Peer Review in a Second Language Writing Class

    Guangwei Hu & Sandra Tsui Eu Lam

    This paper reports on a study designed to investigate (a) whether peer review is an effective pedagogical activity with adult Chinese students in the teaching of second language (L2) academic... More

    pp. 371-394

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  4. Do Psychology Researchers Tell It like It Is? A Microgenetic Analysis of Research Strategies and Self-Report Accuracy along a Continuum of Expertise

    David F. Feldon

    Acquiring research skills is considered to be a highly challenging aspect of developing expertise in the social sciences. Because instruction and mentoring in these skills are typically grounded in... More

    pp. 395-415

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  5. Prior Knowledge Activation: How Different Concept Mapping Tasks Lead to Substantial Differences in Cognitive Processes, Learning Outcomes, and Perceived Self-Efficacy

    Johannes Gurlitt & Alexander Renkl

    Two experiments investigated the effects of characteristic features of concept mapping used for prior knowledge activation. Characteristic demands of concept mapping include connecting lines... More

    pp. 417-433

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