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Learning and Instruction

June 2008 Volume 18, Number 3

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Effects of studying sequences of process-oriented and product-oriented worked examples on troubleshooting transfer efficiency

    Tamara van Gog, Fred Paas & Jeroen J.G. van Merriënboer

    Whereas product-oriented worked examples only present a problem solution, process-oriented worked examples additionally explain the rationale behind the presented solution. Given the importance of ... More

    pp. 211-222

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  2. Living and dormant collective memories as contexts of history learning

    Tsafrir Goldberg, Baruch B. Schwarz & Dan Porat

    This article investigates the effect of the vitality of historical issues in collective memory on students' history learning processes and products. Forty 12th grade students of different ethnic... More

    pp. 223-237

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  3. Secondary school students' conceptions of assessment and feedback

    Elizabeth R. Peterson & S. Earl Irving

    This study investigated secondary school students' conceptions of assessment and feedback. Five focus groups were conducted with 41 Year 9 and 10 students (equivalent to Grades 8 and 9 in other... More

    pp. 238-250

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  4. Achievement goal orientations and subjective well-being: A person-centred analysis

    Heta Tuominen-Soini, Katariina Salmela-Aro & Markku Niemivirta

    This study examined whether students with different achievement goal orientation profiles differ in terms of subjective well-being (i.e., self-esteem, depressive symptoms, school-related burnout,... More

    pp. 251-266

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  5. Engineering students' conceptions of and approaches to learning through discussions in face-to-face and online contexts

    Robert A. Ellis, Peter Goodyear, Rafael A. Calvo & Michael Prosser

    This study focused on students' conceptions of and approaches to learning through face-to-face and online discussions. The study setting was a course in which students ( More

    pp. 267-282

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  6. Willingness to communicate in the language of the other: Jewish and Arab students in Israel

    Michal Tannenbaum & Limor Tahar

    One hundred and forty-three Jewish and Arab 6th grade children in Israel participated in this study, which explored several attitude dimensions and willingness to communicate (WTC) in the language ... More

    pp. 283-294

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  7. Spelling pronunciations: Transforming irregularity into regularity

    Karin Landerl, Verena Thaler & Pieter Reitsma

    In a 10-day training, the efficacy of spelling pronunciations on German speaking 5th-graders' spelling skills for irregular words was examined. Poor spellers were less efficient in learning the... More

    pp. 295-308

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