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Learning and Instruction

August 2011 Volume 21, Number 4

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Revisiting the home literacy model of reading development in an orthographically consistent language

    George Manolitsis, George K. Georgiou & Rauno Parrila

    We examined the applicability of the Home Literacy Model in an orthographically transparent language (Greek). Seventy Greek children were followed from kindergarten until grade 4. In kindergarten... More

    pp. 496-505

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  2. Investigating secondary school students’ unmediated peer assessment skills

    Olia E. Tsivitanidou, Zacharias C. Zacharia & Tasos Hovardas

    The purpose of this study was to investigate secondary school students’ unmediated peer assessment skills. Specifically, 36 seventh graders, without receiving any kind of support, were anonymously ... More

    pp. 506-519

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  3. Implementation and effects of explicit reading comprehension instruction in fifth-grade classrooms

    Rune Andreassen & Ivar Bråten

    In this intervention study, teachers tried to implement four instructional principles derived from the literature on research-based, explicit reading comprehension instruction in their fifth-grade ... More

    pp. 520-537

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  4. A longitudinal perspective on inductive reasoning tasks. Illuminating the probability of change

    Dirk Ifenthaler & Norbert M. Seel

    Cognitive scientists have studied internal cognitive structures, processes, and systems for decades in order to understand how they function in human learning. Nevertheless, questions concerning... More

    pp. 538-549

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  5. On the effects of motivation on reading performance growth in secondary school

    Jan Retelsdorf, Olaf Köller & Jens Möller

    This research aimed at identifying unique effects of reading motivation on reading performance when controlling for cognitive skills, familial, and demographic background. We drew upon a... More

    pp. 550-559

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  6. Motivation in a computer-supported collaborative learning scenario and its impact on learning activities and knowledge acquisition

    Cornelia Schoor & Maria Bannert

    Addressing a drawback in current research on computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL), this study investigated the influence of motivation on learning activities and knowledge acquisition... More

    pp. 560-573

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  7. Rethinking teachers’ goal orientations: Conceptual and methodological enhancements

    Sebastian Nitsche, Oliver Dickhäuser, Michaela S. Fasching & Markus Dresel

    The article provides a theoretical extension of the goal orientation approach for teaching by proposing three different competence facets of learning goals and four types of addressees for... More

    pp. 574-586

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  8. Differential effects of problem-solving demands on individual and collaborative learning outcomes

    Femke Kirschner, Fred Paas, Paul A. Kirschner & Jeroen Janssen

    The effectiveness and efficiency of individual versus collaborative learning was investigated as a function of instructional format among 140 high school students in the domain of biology. The... More

    pp. 587-599

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