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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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Lehtinen, Erno; Hannula-Sormunen, Minna; McMullen, Jake; Gruber, Hans – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017
Contemporary theories of expertise development highlight the crucial role of deliberate practice in the development of high level performance. Deliberate practice is practice that intentionally aims at improving one's skills and competencies. It is not a mechanical or repetitive process of making performance more fluid. Instead, it involves a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Drills (Practice), Educational Practices, Mathematics Activities
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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Ayar, Mehmet C.; Yalvac, Bugrahan – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2016
In this paper, we discuss the individuals' "roles", "responsibilities", and "routine activities", along with their "goals" and "intentions" in two different contexts--a school science context and a university research context--using sociological lenses. We highlight the distinct characteristics of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Instructional Design, Science Education, Student Role
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Yazdi, Mahdi; Kafipour, Reza – English Language Teaching, 2014
This study tries to investigate real use of vocabulary learning strategies by Iranian EFL learners. To achieve this goal, the researcher applied a pure qualitative research method in which frequency of all strategies counted and then classified. To select participants for the current study, the researcher used cluster sampling and fish ball…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Vocabulary Development, Learning Strategies
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Conner, Lindsey Norma – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2014
"Evaluative constructivism" is used to describe how students derived learning intentions and made choices about what they would do during a unit of work in a final-year high school biology class, as they conducted an inquiry into the social and ethical issues associated with cancer. The context of the study, theoretical background and…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Intentional Learning, Biology, Secondary School Science
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Chen, Chia-Chen; Huang, Tien-Chi – Computers & Education, 2012
Context-awareness techniques can support learners in learning without time or location constraints by using mobile devices and associated learning activities in a real learning environment. Enrichment of context-aware technologies has enabled students to learn in an environment that integrates learning resources from both the real world and the…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Museums, Foreign Countries, Educational Environment
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Geçer, Aynur Kolburan – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Problem Statement: Students may behave differently from each other during the learning process. While some of them struggle to conceive the subject with all respects (the deep studying approach), the others just memorize it without any effort to comprehend (the surface studying approach). Today, students usually learn the strategies on their own…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Bennett, Scott – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2011
What specific learning behaviors are important to students and faculty members? Does the campus provide spaces that foster these behaviors? Where are those spaces? Asking these three questions at six colleges and universities reveals notable differences in the ways students and faculty members answer them. Student and faculty member answers also…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, College Faculty, Teaching Methods, College Students
Fontichiaro, Kristin, Comp. – School Library Monthly, 2010
"Prior knowledge" (sometimes called schema or background knowledge) is information one already knows that helps him/her make sense of new information. New learning builds on existing prior knowledge. In traditional reporting-style research projects, students bypass this crucial step and plow right into answer-finding. It's no wonder that many…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Intentional Learning, Student Research, Motivation Techniques
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Valjataga, Terje; Laanpere, Mart – Interactive Learning Environments, 2010
In an increasingly networked and technologically mediated world, people need to continuously update their knowledge and skill base, so as to be able to self-direct their intentional learning projects. In addition to teaching domain-specific knowledge and skills, the role of higher education should be reorganizing current teaching and studying…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Intentional Learning, Foreign Countries, Educational Environment
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Bourner, Tom – Higher Education Review, 2009
This article is about student learning, specifically the problem of what a university can do to develop its students' powers of learning. The broad approach is to discover what we can learn from the university's long experience with developing students' critical faculties and then apply the lessons to developing students' powers of learning. The…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Cognitive Development, Student Development, Cognitive Processes
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Barcroft, Joe – Language Awareness, 2009
This study was designed to identify strategies used during intentional vocabulary learning and to assess the relationship between strategy use and vocabulary learning performance. English-speaking students of Spanish studied new Spanish words while viewing word-picture pairs. The participants then completed posttests and answered questions about…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Predictor Variables, Correlation, Scores
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Smith, Tracy Wilson; Colby, Susan A. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2007
The authors have been engaged in research focused on students' depth of learning as well as teachers' efforts to foster deep learning. Findings from a study examining the teaching practices and student learning outcomes of sixty-four teachers in seventeen different states (Smith et al. 2005) indicated that most of the learning in these classrooms…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Depth Perception, Outcomes of Education, Teaching Methods
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Connor-Greene, Patricia A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2007
People often make interpretations when they believe they are providing factual descriptions. To demonstrate unintentional interpretation, the author showed a brief ambiguous video clip and asked students to write descriptions of what they saw and heard. When students evaluated their responses, they discovered that 96% of the class wrote…
Descriptors: Data Interpretation, Interpretive Skills, Intentional Learning, Learning Strategies
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