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ERIC Number: ED435756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Pages: 29
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The Effects of Questions and Anxiety on Attention, Question Confidence, and Metacognition.
Fasko, Daniel, Jr.; Skidmore, Ronald
The effects of questions of different cognitive levels were investigated in four undergraduate classes involving a total of 80 students. Previous research suggested that questions may distract students from a lecture, and that students felt more confident about responding accurately to low-order questions. These results do not support previous findings that students are more confident in responding to questions when lower-order questions are presented. Nor were students more attentive in the no-question situation. It was speculated that perhaps anxiety interfered with students' confidence to respond to higher-order questions and students' metacognitive and attending behaviors. (Contains 1 table and 44 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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