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Stevenson, Colleen M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
This study examined whether a low-stakes write-to-learn (WTL) assignment improved exam performance. Students in one section of a child development course completed five assignments during a semester, whereby they identified 15 key concepts and related them to six themes (e.g., nature and nurture). Students in another section did not. Students who…
Descriptors: Tests, Writing Assignments, Retention (Psychology), Scores
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Gruhn, Sophie; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2020
We investigated pictorial versus contextual support effects over and above teaching of definitions on children's word learning and retention as well as the moderating role of reading comprehension. In a between-subject pre-post-retention test control group design, Dutch fourth graders learned concrete and abstract Dutch words. The context group…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Vocabulary Development
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Pinar, Emine; Yildiz, Ali – Online Submission, 2020
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of journal writing, which is one of the "writing to learn" activities, on students' academic achievement, learning retention, and attitudes towards science in the elementary school fourth grade science course unit called "Illumination and Sound Technologies".…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Student Journals, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Activities
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Alyami, Maha; Mohsen, Mohammed Ali – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2019
This article investigates how the use of a deliberate approach of analyzing a given reading may predict differences in CVA effectiveness. Sixty Arab EFL learners were randomly assigned to an experimental group and a control group, thirty participants for each. The experimental group received training in the deliberate Clarke and Nation (System…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Reading Strategies, Dictionaries
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Egüz, Sule; Öztürk, Cemil; Kesten, Alper – Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of using communication technologies in teaching of attainments related to global education in social studies course on students' academic success, knowledge retention and their opinions on teaching practice. The research was carried out on the 6th grade students in a secondary school in the…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Information Technology, Global Education
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Chen, Yi-chen – Language Learning Journal, 2019
The present study examines the effects of cognitive-based metaphoric mapping instruction (MMI) on English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners' retention and awareness of figurative language at different levels of English proficiency. Ninety-one Taiwanese EFL learners participated in the study, and were separated into a control group that received…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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van de Ven, Marco; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – Language Learning, 2019
This longitudinal randomized trial study investigated the effects of phonological specificity training on second language (L2) vocabulary learning. Eighty-six Dutch secondary-school students participated in one of two experimental conditions or in an animacy judgment (active control) condition. Participants in the phonological specificity training…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Phonology, Pretests Posttests
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Gbenga-Akanmu, Taiwo Oladunni; Jegede, Philip Olu – World Journal of Education, 2019
The study examined the effect of meta-cognitive training on field-dependent and field-independent primary school pupils' knowledge of numeracy concepts. It also investigated the moderating effects of sex on meta-cognitive training of the two categories of learners on performance in numeracy. In addition, it investigated the moderating effects of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Computer Assisted Instruction, Numeracy, Elementary School Students
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Olelewe, Chijioke Jonathan; Agomuo, Emmanuel E.; Obichukwu, Peter Uzochukwu – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Achieving learner engagement in the teaching and learning process is paramount towards ensuring knowledge retention in QBASIC programming. This study focuses on effects of b-learning and face-to-face (F2F) on college students' engagement and retention in QBASIC programming. The study adopted quasi-experimental design with non-equivalent group…
Descriptors: College Students, Learner Engagement, Retention (Psychology), Programming
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Rukholm, Vanessa Natale; Helms-Park, Rena; Odgaard, Eric C.; Smyth, Ron – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
The effects of song and elaboration were assessed on the acquisition and retention of lexical items by beginner learners of Italian. Lexical acquisition investigated through an incidental learning experiment based on the premise that growth in L2 vocabulary can be facilitated by subvocal rehearsal and elaborate processing of lexical items.…
Descriptors: Singing, Italian, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development
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Haghani, Nader; Kiani, Samira – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The concept of text-oriented vocabulary exercises is based on Kühn's (2000) three-step model of vocabulary teaching--receptive, reflective and productive vocabulary exercises--which focuses on working with texts. Since the production is in principle more exhausting than the reception--as can be seen from the Levels of Processing Effect--one can…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills, Retention (Psychology), Hypothesis Testing
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Mousavi, Khorshid; Alavinia, Parviz; Gholami, Javad – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The present study investigated the comparison between short and long-term effectiveness of input-providing and output-prompting negotiation strategies on mastering the target structures. To this end, the participants were divided into three groups, namely two experimental groups who had a special kind of treatment, and one control group without…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chin, Kai-Yi; Lee, Ko-Fong; Chen, Yen-Lin – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
This paper proposes a novel interactive ubiquitous learning system (IULS) for authentically teaching a cultural heritage course and imparting relevant concepts to students. Experimental results demonstrated that learning performance was significantly improved after students used the IULS. This study also demonstrated that students using the IULS…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Cultural Background, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology
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Coskun, Ismail; Eker, Cevat – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The aim of the study is to investigate whether the activity based posters have an effect of on the ninth class students' academic achievements and the retention levels in their learning. The research was carried out with 60 students at one of the state schools in The Central Anatolia Region of Turkey in 2015-2016 academic year.…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Academic Achievement, Retention (Psychology), Active Learning
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Davis, Dan; Kizilcec, René F.; Hauff, Claudia; Houben, Geert-Jan – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2018
Large-scale online learning environments such as MOOCs provide an opportunity to evaluate the efficacy of learning strategies in an informal learning context with a diverse learner population. Here, we evaluate the extent to which retrieval practice -- recognized as one of the most effective learning strategies -- facilitates long-term knowledge…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Informal Education
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