You are here:

Educational Research Review

2006 Volume 1, Number 2

Search this issue

Table of Contents

Number of articles: 7

  1. Interest: A unique motivational variable

    Suzanne Hidi

    In the first part of this article, I discuss motivational variables in general, and interest in specific and propose that because of its biological roots, interest is a unique motivational variable... More

    pp. 69-82

    View Abstract
  2. Working memory, fluid intelligence, and science learning

    Kun Yuan, Jeffrey Steedle, Richard Shavelson, Alicia Alonzo & Marily Oppezzo

    A review of the history of working memory (WM) studies finds that the concept of WM evolved from short-term memory to a multi-component system. Comparison between contemporary WM models reveals: (1... More

    pp. 83-98

    View Abstract
  3. A selective analysis of empirical findings in networked learning research in higher education: Questing for coherence

    Maarten de Laat, Victor Lally, Robert-Jan Simons & Etienne Wenger

    In this paper, we have attempted two ambitious tasks. We have undertaken a wide-ranging survey of the Network learning (NL) literature, and tried to identify the emerging themes of this work. We... More

    pp. 99-111

    View Abstract
  4. Studying studies on teacher reflection and action: An appraisal of research contributions

    Juan Jose Mena Marcos & Harm Tillema

    For decades a substantial body of research on teacher reflection and action has been conducted. This research contains a wealth of information on teachers’ thinking about their daily work in... More

    pp. 112-132

    View Abstract
  5. Teachers’ and students’ perceptions of assessments: A review and a study into the ability and accuracy of estimating the difficulty levels of assessment items

    Gerard van de Watering & Janine van der Rijt

    In today's higher education, high quality assessments play an important role. Little is known, however, about the degree to which assessments are correctly aimed at the students’ levels of... More

    pp. 133-147

    View Abstract
  6. Evaluating character education programs and missing the target: A critique of existing research

    Christopher A. Was, Dan J. Woltz & Clif Drew

    The need for character education is apparent in the statistics regarding school violence, absenteeism, drop out rates, and achievement. The directive has been sent out by the government to get the ... More

    pp. 148-156

    View Abstract
  7. Ethno-culturally diverse education settings; problems, challenges and solutions

    P. Vedder, G. Horenczyk, K. Liebkind & G. Nickmans

    pp. 157-168

    View Abstract