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Learning and Instruction

Volume 6, Number 3

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Number of articles: 5

  1. Teaching collaborative skills to primary school children in classroom-based work groups

    Robyn M. Gillies & Adrian F. Ashman

    One hundred and ninety-two Grade 6 children participated in a study which compared the effects on behavioural interactions and achievement of (a) cooperative learning in which group members were... More

    pp. 187-200

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  2. Causal situations in science: A model for supporting understanding

    Douglas P. Newton

    Causal understanding is the goal of much teaching, instruction and communication but it can be difficult to achieve. Here, the understanding of cause-effect situations is described in terms of the ... More

    pp. 201-217

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  3. An empirical test of the impact of primitive intuitive models of operations on solving word problems with a multiplicative structure

    Erik De Corte & Lieven Verschaffel

    A robust finding of past research is that the number types involved in a problem statement strongly affect the solution process and the difficulty level of problems with a multiplicative structure.... More

    pp. 219-242

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  4. The nature of peer interaction in the social context created by the use of word processors

    Kristiina Kumpulainen

    This paper discusses a study designed to investigate the nature and quality of children's oral language interactions during the process of collaborative writing with the computer. The data... More

    pp. 243-261

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  5. Situated learning: Bridging sociocultural and cognitive theorising

    Stephen Billett

    There is currently a widening interest in learning in the type of situation where the learnt knowledge is to be deployed—situated learning. However, the understanding of this approach to learning... More

    pp. 263-280

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