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Tulis, Maria; Steuer, Gabriele; Dresel, Markus – Educational Psychology, 2018
Research on learning from errors gives reason to assume that errors provide a high potential to facilitate deep learning if students are willing and able to take these learning opportunities. The first aim of this study was to analyse whether beliefs about errors as learning opportunities can be theoretically and empirically distinguished from…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Educational Opportunities, Learning, Student Adjustment
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Jaekel, Nils; Schurig, Michael; Florian, Merle; Ritter, Markus – Language Learning, 2017
Foreign language education has now been implemented at the elementary school level across Europe, and early foreign language education has gained traction following language policies set by the European Commission. The long-term effects of an early start, however, have not received ample scientific scrutiny. The present study assessed early…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Grade 5, Grade 7, Foreign Countries
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Grünke, Matthias; Sperling, Marko; Burke, Mack D. – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2017
The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of a multicomponent intervention on the length and quality of stories written by fifth graders who were academically and behaviorally struggling with particular problems during writing demands. Difficulties in text production are often prevalent at the beginning of middle/secondary education as…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Intervention, Writing Achievement, Writing Improvement
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Grünke, Matthias; Coeppicus, Christin – Insights into Learning Disabilities, 2017
The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of contingency contracting on the percentage of correctly used punctuation marks in free writing tasks. Participants were three 11-year-old boys with learning disabilities (LD). A multiple-baseline across-subjects design was employed to test our prediction that the students would show…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Punctuation, Grade 5, Writing Exercises
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Arens, A. Katrin; Morin, Alexandre J. S. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2016
This study is a substantive-methodological synergy in which exploratory structural equation modeling is applied to investigate the factor structure of multidimensional self-concept instruments. On the basis of a sample of German students (N = 1958) who completed the Self-Description Questionnaire I and the Self-Perception Profile for Children, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept Measures, Structural Equation Models, Factor Structure
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Dieser, Olivia; Bogner, Franz X. – Environmental Education Research, 2016
In line with previous studies, where outdoor nature experience was shown to support adolescents' environmental knowledge, our study monitored the influence of a hands-on environmental programme within a National Park on cognitive knowledge achievement. A sample of 4th and 5th graders (n = 289) completed a week-long outreach conservation programme…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Parks, Outdoor Education
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Weichold, Karina; Tomasik, Martin J.; Silbereisen, Rainer K.; Spaeth, Michael – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
In this study, the effectiveness of a life skills program to impede tobacco use in early adolescence was scrutinized. The focus was on the mediating role of yielding to peer pressure. The universal school-based life skills program IPSY (Information + Psychosocial Competence = Protection) against adolescent substance use was implemented over 3…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Program Effectiveness, Adolescent Attitudes, Prevention
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Baur, Armin; Haase, Hans-Martin – Environmental Education Research, 2015
Until now, many efforts in the area of environmental education, intended to instill consciously responsible behaviour into the general public in Germany, have failed. Several of the available intervention studies aimed at improving environmental behaviour of pupils with classroom tuition were able to show positive results, but there were often…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Student Behavior, Foreign Countries
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Hemmer, Ingrid; Hemmer, Michael; Neidhardt, Eva; Obermaier, Gabriele; Uphues, Rainer; Wrenger, Katja – Education 3-13, 2015
This study investigates the capacity of children to develop map-based skills in spatial orientation in an urban environment unknown to them. In this quantitative study, a total of 328 pupils of grades 3-5 had to achieve specific skills with regard to map-based skills in spatial orientation (such as turning-off skills, transformation from map to…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Early Experience, Spatial Ability, Urban Environment
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Südkamp, Anna; Pohl, Steffi; Weinert, Sabine – Frontline Learning Research, 2015
Including students with special educational needs in learning (SEN-L) is a challenge for large-scale assessments. In order to draw inferences with respect to students with SEN-L and to compare their scores to students in general education, one needs to assure that the measurement model is reliable and that the same construct is measured for…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Inclusion, Competence
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Binngießer, Janine; Randler, Christoph – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2015
The relevance of environmental attitudes is obvious and attitudes towards farm and companion animals and animal welfare in medical research are an important aspect of education. However, both have rarely been linked with each other, and animal attitudes are only sparsely represented within environmental education assessment instruments. Linking…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Animals, Social Attitudes, Attitude Measures
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Thomsen, Tamara; Fritz, Viktoria; Mößle, Regine; Greve, Werner – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2015
Coping research has consistently shown that accommodative coping is positively correlated with individuals' health. Until now, however, there have been little to no studies on the prognostic impact of accommodative coping on health, and only a few studies investigating its buffering effect on the relation between stress and health in childhood and…
Descriptors: Coping, Well Being, Children, Longitudinal Studies
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Dumont, Hanna; Trautwein, Ulrich; Nagy, Gabriel; Nagengast, Benjamin – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
This study examined predictors of the quality of parental homework involvement and reciprocal relations between the quality of parental homework involvement and students' reading achievement and academic functioning in a reading-intensive subject (German). Data from 2,830 students in nonacademic tracks and their parents who were surveyed in both…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Homework, Predictor Variables, Reading Achievement
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Harder, Bettina; Vialle, Wilma; Ziegler, Albert – High Ability Studies, 2014
Recent handbooks of giftedness or expertise propose a plethora of conceptions on the development of excellent performance but, to our knowledge, there are no comparative studies that provide empirical evidence of their validity to guide researchers and practitioners in their adoption of a particular conception. This study sought to close that gap…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Expertise, Evidence, Validity
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Arens, A. Katrin; Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; Hasselhorn, Marcus – Journal of Experimental Education, 2014
In assessing verbal academic self-concept with preadolescents, researchers have used scales for students' self-concepts in reading and in their native language interchangeably. The authors conducted 3 studies with German students to test whether reading and German (i.e., native language) self-concepts can be treated as the same or different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Native Language, Reading
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