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Learning and Instruction

1996 Volume 6, Number 1

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Contents

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  2. The effects of training in the use of executive strategies in geometry problem solving

    Mohan Chinnappan & Michael J. Lawson

    We report the results of two studies in which the effects of training in the use of general strategies on the performance of high-achieving and low-achieving high school students in trigonometry... More

    pp. 1-17

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  3. Investigating pupils' ideas of learning

    John Berry & Pasi Sahlberg

    Individuals' epistemological conceptions, beliefs and ideas have become an interesting component for research on understanding how pupils learn in the modern classroom. This paper describes a... More

    pp. 19-36

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  4. Teaching inductive reasoning: some theory and three experimental studies

    Karl Josef Klauer

    Based upon a prescriptive theory of inductive reasoning it is hypothesized that a training of an inductive strategy should (a) enhance performance with tests measuring fluid intelligence, (b)... More

    pp. 37-57

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  5. Creative thinking instruction for aboriginal children

    Stephen M. Ritchie & John Edwards

    Educational responses to the wide-spread failure of indigenous children in Westernised schools have not made the desired impact. In Australia, for example, an appropriate elementary education for... More

    pp. 59-75

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  6. Functions, use and effects of embedded support devices in printed distance learning materials

    Rob Martens, Martin Valcke, Patricia Poelmans & Muriel Daal

    In distance education, the design and elaboration of the learning materials are of prime importance. Despite the potential of new information technologies, printed learning materials are still the ... More

    pp. 77-93

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