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Learning and Instruction

December 2005 Volume 15, Number 6

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Number of articles: 5

  1. Charting and manipulating propositions as methods to promote self-explanation in the study of statistics

    Nick J. Broers & Tjaart Imbos

    Statistics is known to be a difficult subject, demanding students to perceive interrelations between numerous highly abstract concepts. Many students approach the subject with an evasive attitude, ... More

    pp. 517-538

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  2. Clarity and coherence of lesson goals as a scaffold for student learning

    Tina Seidel, Rolf Rimmele & Manfred Prenzel

    The article addresses clarity and coherence of lesson goals as a scaffold for student learning. In 13 physics classes video recordings of the introductory lesson of two topics were rated with... More

    pp. 539-556

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  3. Dimensional comparisons in subject-specific academic self-concepts and achievements: A quasi-experimental approach

    Detlef H. Rost, Jörn R. Sparfeldt, Oliver Dickhäuser & Susanne R. Schilling

    Even though marks in different subjects are substantially correlated, the corresponding self-concepts often display a very weak association. The “ More

    pp. 557-570

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  4. Tutor scaffolding styles of dilemma solving in network-based role-play

    Kai Pata, Tago Sarapuu & Erno Lehtinen

    This study investigated tutoring during collaborative role-play dealing with environmental dilemmas in a synchronous network environment. The relationships of different tutor scaffolding styles... More

    pp. 571-587

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  5. A surprising effect of feedback on learning

    Regina Vollmeyer & Falko Rheinberg

    As meta-analyses demonstrate feedback effects on performance, our study examined possible mediators. Based on our cognitive–motivational model [Vollmeyer, R., & Rheinberg, F. (1998). Motivationale ... More

    pp. 589-602

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