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Learning and Instruction

1998 Volume 8, Number 2

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Number of articles: 6

  1. How students and teachers in Singapore and the United States conceptualize knowledge and beliefs: Positioning learning within epistemological frameworks

    Patricia A. Alexander, P.Karen Murphy, Joseph Guan & Pricilla A. Murphy

    The purpose of this study was twofold. First, we wanted to examine the conceptions of knowledge and beliefs of Singaporean and American students and their teachers to investigate whether... More

    pp. 97-116

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  2. Instructional effects in complex learning: Do objective and subjective learning outcomes converge?

    Robin Stark, Hans Gruber, Alexander Renkl & Heinz Mandl

    The influence of multiple learning contexts and problem solving guidance on the acquisition of applicable knowledge and subjective learning outcomes in complex learning was investigated. Using a 2 ... More

    pp. 117-129

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  3. Personalization in historical descriptions and explanations

    Ola Halldén

    Different aspects of personalization in historical descriptions and explanations are focused on. One aspect of personalization is connected with the view that the course of history is directed by... More

    pp. 131-139

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  4. There is more than one way to solve a problem: Evaluating a learning environment that supports the development of children's multiplication skills

    Shaaron Ainsworth, David Wood & Claire O'Malley

    Interpretation of the nature of mathematical understanding has changed recently. These changes have prompted calls for different instructional methods in the primary classroom. COPPERS is a... More

    pp. 141-157

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  5. Optimistic, defensive-pessimistic, impulsive and self-handicapping strategies in university environments

    Sanna Eronen, Jari-Erik Nurmi & Katariina Salmela-Aro

    A person-oriented approach was used to investigate what types of achievement strategy people apply in university environments, and how these are associated with their academic achievement, related ... More

    pp. 159-177

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  6. Learning and recall of foreign-language vocabulary: Effects of a keyword strategy for immediate and delayed recall

    M.J. Lawson & D. Hogben

    Doubts have been raised about the effectiveness of training in the use of the keyword method for vocabulary acquisition by students who are experienced in learning a foreign language. It has been... More

    pp. 179-194

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