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Learning and Instruction

Volume 12, Number 3

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Number of articles: 5

  1. Powerful learning environments? How university students differ in their response to instructional measures

    Yvonne J Vermetten, Jan D Vermunt & Hans G Lodewijks

    This study aimed at measuring the effects of a university educational reform project on student learning, and individual differences in students' responses to similar instructional measures. The... More

    pp. 263-284

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  2. Scientific investigations, metaphorical gestures, and the emergence of abstract scientific concepts

    W-M. Roth & D. Lawless

    Where anthropological and psychological studies have shown that gestures are a central feature of communication and cognition, little is known about the role of gesture in learning and instruction.... More

    pp. 285-304

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  3. `Learning to learn': teachers' conceptions of their supporting role

    Kim Waeytens, Willy Lens & Roland Vandenberghe

    There is a general consensus in the educational community that `learning to learn' is an important educational goal. Despite this consensus, it is not clear how `learning to learn' is or should be ... More

    pp. 305-322

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  4. Selection and use of propositional knowledge in statistical problem solving

    Nick J Broers

    Central to this study is the question of why subjects who possess the necessary factual or propositional knowledge needed to solve a particular statistical problem, often fail to find the solution ... More

    pp. 323-344

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  5. Origins of knowledge: learning and communication in infancy

    Maarit Silvén

    Where does children's knowledge of the world come from? How do they learn to communicate with others? The general outline of this paper is to integrate recent views of early perceptual–cognitive... More

    pp. 345-374

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