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Castellaro, Mariano; Roselli, Néstor – Journal of Educational Psychology - Propositos y Representaciones, 2018
The article aims to study the verbal collaborative interaction in both symmetrical and asymmetrical dyads according to specific individual cognitive competence. The interaction was analyzed in terms of cognitive and non-cognitive aspects. 19 dyads (38 fifth and sixth graders) participated. First, they individually solved a set of logical problems…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Grade 6, Cooperative Learning
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Johnson, Wendy; Deary, Ian J.; Bouchard, Thomas J., Jr. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2018
Most study samples show less variability in key variables than do their source populations due most often to indirect selection into study participation associated with a wide range of personal and circumstantial characteristics. Formulas exist to correct the distortions of population-level correlations created. Formula accuracy has been tested…
Descriptors: Correlation, Sampling, Statistical Distributions, Accuracy
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Rindermann, Heiner; Ceci, Stephen J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
In 19 (sub)samples from seven countries (United States, Austria, Germany, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Vietnam, Brazil), we analyzed the impact of parental education compared with wealth on the cognitive ability of children (aged 4-22 years, total N = 15,297). The background of their families ranged from poor indigenous remote villagers to academic…
Descriptors: Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Parent Child Relationship, Intelligence
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Harder, Bettina; O'Reilly, Colm; Debatin, Tobias – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
Intelligence is a well-supported predictor of school achievement, however, it refers only to the cognitive facet of learning determinants. The aim of this article is to contrast the predictive properties of two comprehensive concepts developed within the actiotope model of giftedness (AMG) with that of intelligence. These concepts are educational…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Intelligence Tests
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Vasilyeva, Marina; Laski, Elida; Veraksa, Aleksandr; Weber, Lindsey; Bukhalenkova, Daria – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2018
It is imperative to identify contextual factors contributing to the development of early math skills, considering their role in later academic achievement. To pursue this goal, the present study investigated the paths connecting parental beliefs and practices during the preschool years to children's numeric skills at the end of kindergarten…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Beliefs, Mathematics Skills, Academic Achievement
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Vogelaar, Bart; Resing, Wilma C. M. – Educational Psychology, 2018
This study examined differences in transfer of analogical reasoning after analogy-problem solving between 40 gifted and 95 average-ability children (aged 9-10 years old), utilising dynamic testing principles. This approach was used in order to examine potential differences between gifted and average-ability children in relation to progression…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Problem Solving, Gifted, Children
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Pirrone, Concetta; Tienken, Christopher H.; Pagano, Tatiana; Di Nuovo, Santo – Educational Forum, 2018
In an experimental study to explain the effect of structured Building Block Play with LEGO™ bricks on 6-year-old student mathematics achievement and in the areas of logical thinking, divergent thinking, nonverbal reasoning, and mental imagery, students in the experimental group scored significantly higher (p = 0.05) in mathematics achievement and…
Descriptors: Toys, Play, Mathematics Skills, Imagery
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Sun, Congying; Branum-Martin, Lee; Peng, Peng; Tao, Sha – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2018
The current study examined the construct of word-reading skills within and across English and Chinese. One hundred forty-three 5th graders who were native Chinese (Mandarin) speakers learning English as a second language completed 19 tasks representing phonological awareness, orthographic knowledge, and word decoding in both English and Chinese.…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Orthographic Symbols, Decoding (Reading), Grade 5
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Talli, Ioanna; Tsalighopoulos, Miltiadis; Okalidou, Areti – First Language, 2018
Weak performance in short-term memory (STM) in children with cochlear implants (CI) may have an impact on vocabulary development. Vocabulary, phonological STM (non-word repetition), phonological/verbal STM (digit span) and rapid naming measures were administered to 15 Greek-speaking children with CI (ages 4;6-8;6) and to chronological age (CA) and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Assistive Technology, Naming, Greek
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Mattison, Michelle; Dando, Coral J.; Ormerod, Thomas C. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
The success of witness interviews in the criminal justice system depends on the accuracy of information obtained, which is a function of both amount and quality of information. Attempts to enhance witness retrieval such as mental reinstatement of context have been designed with typically developed adults in mind. In this article, the relative…
Descriptors: Recall (Psychology), Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Victims of Crime
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Tsang, Vicky – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
The eye-tracking experiment was carried out to assess fixation duration and scan paths that individuals with and without high-functioning autism spectrum disorders employed when identifying simple and complex emotions. Participants viewed human photos of facial expressions and decided on the identification of emotion, the negative-positive emotion…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Emotional Response, Nonverbal Communication, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Frost, Jørgen; Ottem, Ernst – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The Myself-As-a-Learner scale (MALS) has been constructed to assess academic self-concept (Burden, R. L. [2000]. "The Myself As a Learner Scale." Birmingham: Imaginative Minds; Burden, R. L. [2012]. "The Myself As a Learner Scale" [2nd ed.]. Cognitive Education Development Centre, Graduate School of Education, University of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Control Groups, Vocabulary Development, Experimental Groups
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Lim, Lisa; Arciuli, Joanne; Munro, Natalie – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2018
This exploratory study compares the shared book reading behaviours of five school aged children with DS (aged 11 years 6 months to 15 years 6 months) before and after participation in an intervention which included selected components of the MultiLit Reading Tutor Program. The program was delivered 1:1 to participants each week over a 12 week…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Down Syndrome, Reading Programs, Tutoring
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D'souza, Flavia; Kumari S. N, Vijaya – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2018
The fact that the future of a nation lies in the hands of its knowledgeable, technologically skilled, and civilized citizens is irrefutable. Secondary schools are primary centers for acquiring academic excellence as well as essential life skills. With each student being unique in his ability, learning styles, and social background, diverse…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students, Physics, Science Education
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Alcock, Katherine J.; Ngorosho, Damaris S.; Jukes, Matthew C. H. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Literacy levels in Africa are low, and school instruction outcomes are not promising. Africa also has a disproportionate number of unschooled children. Phonological awareness (PA), especially phoneme awareness, is critically associated with literacy, but there is little evidence about whether PA is gained through literacy, schooling, or both,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Phonological Awareness, Phonemes, Reading Skills
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