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Learning and Instruction

Volume 10, Number 3

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Number of articles: 4

  1. Substituting one mystery for another: the role of self-explanations in solving algebra word-problems

    Yair Neuman & Baruch Schwarz

    Explanations students provide themselves (self-explanations) in the course of learning or problem-solving have been shown to be positively associated with performance. However, the role self... More

    pp. 203-220

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  2. Mental computation and conceptual understanding

    Anke W. Blöte, Anton S. Klein & Meindert Beishuizen

    The goal of this study was to assess the strategic flexibility of students in mental arithmetic up to the number 100. Sixty Dutch second-graders who took part in an experimental ‘realistic... More

    pp. 221-247

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  3. Marrying theory building and the improvement of school practice: a permanent challenge for instructional psychology

    Erik De Corte

    Recent research on learning and instruction has substantially advanced our understanding of the processes of knowledge and skill acquisition. However, school practices have not been innovated and... More

    pp. 249-266

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  4. Investigating how secondary school students learn to solve correlational problems: quantitative and qualitative discourse approaches to the development of self-regulation

    Ilias Karasavvidis, Jules M Pieters & Tjeerd Plomp

    In this study we examined the transition from other to self-regulation by drawing on Vygotsky's general genetic law of cultural development and on Bakhtin's notion of genre appropriation. We... More

    pp. 267-292

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