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Rosado, Nayibe; Caro, Keiby G. – English Language Teaching, 2018
It has been commonly reported by teachers and learners the strong and positive relationship between lexis and reading comprehension. This claim has been usually grounded on experience. In consequence, this paper attempts to find research-based evidence to support the connection between lexis and reading comprehension. To do this, a review of 128…
Descriptors: Correlation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Native Language
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Malott, Krista M.; Hall, K. Hridaya; Sheely-Moore, Angela; Krell, Megan M.; Cardaciotto, LeeAnn – Counselor Education and Supervision, 2014
The authors examined best practices in university-level teaching, as premised on the evidence-based teaching (EBT) literature found in fields external to counselor education. Findings were reported in relation to 3 areas: developing an effective learning environment, structuring intentional learning experiences, and assessing teaching…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Counselor Training, Best Practices
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Sok, Sarah – Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, 2014
The present review explores the meaning of the term 'incidental' in light of how incidental learning is framed, conceptualized, and operationalized in second language (L2) vocabulary research. Three interpretations of incidental vocabulary learning that seem to appear recurrently in the literature are presented and discussed along with examples of…
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Definitions
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Ericsson, K. Anders; Roring, Roy W.; Nandagopal, Kiruthiga – High Ability Studies, 2007
Giftedness researchers have long debated whether there is empirical evidence to support a distinction between giftedness and attained level of achievement. In this paper we propose a general theoretical framework that establishes scientific criteria for acceptable evidence of superior reproducible performance, which any theory of exceptional…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Academically Gifted, Inferences, Academic Ability
Gillespie, Marilyn K. – 2002
A growing body of research supports a purposeful and transparent approach to learning. Within the field of cognitive science, learning is defined as a purposeful, goal-directed activity. An ongoing goal-setting process is integral to effective learning. Purposeful and transparent learning builds on learners' prior knowledge and experiences to…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cognitive Ability, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Research
Gillespie, Marilyn K. – 2002
Research findings related to constructivism have been applied to development of the Equipped for the Future (EFF) Framework and Continuum of Performance, a multi-dimensional developmental description of performance serving as a foundation for EFF-based instruction and assessment of learner progress. Acquiring expertise is a complex developmental…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes
Budge, David – 2000
This report focuses on secondary schools and a variety of youth projects in eight countries--Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Norway, United Kingdom--so as to provide a better understanding of what motivates youth to learn. The text is based on reports prepared by experts appointed by each participating country, in addition to…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Educational Policy
Scribner, Sylvia; Sachs, Patricia – 1991
An exploratory investigation attempted to determine how learning at work actually takes place and in what ways learning on the job differs from classroom learning. The study was based on extensive observations and interviews over a 5-year period at two manufacturing plants that implemented a computer-based system known as Manufacturing Resource…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Intentional Learning, Learning Motivation, Learning Processes
Guedry-Hymel, Linda; Hymel, Glenn M. – 1984
This paper develops a conceptual model involving curricular, instructional/guidance, and assessment perspectives on the promotion of study skills and test-taking techniques among secondary school students. From the curricular standpoint, consideration is given to a recommended range of topical coverage and a diversified array of printed/mediated…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Evaluation, Integrated Curriculum, Intentional Learning
Searls, Evelyn F. – 1980
After expanding on the definition of advance organizers as proposed by David Ausubel, this paper offers possible reasons for the lack of strong empirical support for the use of the strategy. It then cites examples of the successful use of advance organizers with learners from nursery school through college and in a variety of disciplines. The…
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Intentional Learning
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Klauer, Karl J. – American Educational Research Journal, 1984
The main findings of a meta-analysis of 23 research reports were the following: giving behavioral objectives, learning directions, or questions before an instructional text is read leads to some improvement in the learning of goal relevant material; however, these preinstructional acts impede the learning of goal irrelevant materials. (Author/BW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advance Organizers, Educational Objectives, Incidental Learning
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Wenden, Anita L. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Considers the implications of research on intentional learning processes for the role of the second language teacher. It is recommended that teachers take on the task of helping their students refine their competence as learners. Techniques for classroom practice are suggested. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, French, Intentional Learning
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Palincsar, Annemarie Sullivan; Klenk, Laura – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1992
This paper focuses on enhancement of literacy skills of young children with learning disabilities, through intentional learning, reciprocal teaching, and redefining the contexts of early literacy learning. Research results show that children benefit from strategy instruction occurring within classroom cultures that support collaborative discourse,…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Comprehension, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education