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Schindler, Julia; Schindler, Simon; Reinhard, Marc-André – Frontline Learning Research, 2019
Self-generated information is better recognized and recalled than read information. This so-called generation effect has been replicated several times for different types of stimulus material, different generation tasks, and retention intervals. The present study investigated the impact of individual differences in learners' disposition to engage…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individual Differences, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level
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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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Ferdinand, Nicola K.; Kray, Jutta – Developmental Psychology, 2017
This study aimed at investigating the ability to learn regularities across the life span and examine whether this learning process can be supported or hampered by verbalizations. For this purpose, children (aged 8-10 years) and younger (aged 19-30 years) and older (aged 70-80 years) adults took part in a sequence learning experiment. We found that…
Descriptors: Sequential Learning, Verbal Communication, Children, Young Adults
Klein, James D.; Moore, Alison L. – Educational Technology, 2016
This article focuses on informal learning and its implications for instructional design and performance improvement. The authors begin by sharing a story of how a novice instructional designer employs informal learning strategies in her professional and personal life. Next, they offer a definition of informal learning that encompasses both…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Instructional Design, Performance Factors, Improvement
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Perez, Maribel Montero; Peters, Elke; Desmet, Piet – Modern Language Journal, 2015
This study investigates the effect of two attention-enhancing techniques on L2 students' learning and processing of novel French words (i.e., target words) through video with L2 subtitles or captions. A combination of eye-movement data and vocabulary tests was gathered to study the effects of Type of Captioning (full or keyword captioning) and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Layout (Publications), Video Technology
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Stevens, David J.; Arciuli, Joanne; Anderson, David I. – Cognitive Science, 2015
The effect of concurrent movement on incidental versus intentional statistical learning was examined in two experiments. In Experiment 1, participants learned the statistical regularities embedded within familiarization stimuli implicitly, whereas in Experiment 2 they were made aware of the embedded regularities and were instructed explicitly to…
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, Intentional Learning, Motion, Brain
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Kang, EunYoung – Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, 2015
Since the late '60s, the field of second language acquisition (SLA) has grown enormously. Throughout its development, SLA researchers have investigated a wide range of issues including the processes involved in second language learning, as well as the psycholinguistic, affective and social factors that influence its success or failure (Spada,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Instruction