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Lyle, Keith B.; Bego, Campbell R.; Hopkins, Robin F.; Hieb, Jeffrey L.; Ralston, Patricia A. S. – Educational Psychology Review, 2020
Retrieving information from memory increases the likelihood the information will be remembered later. The strategic use of retrieval to enhance memory is known as retrieval practice. Teachers can exert considerable control over students' retrieval practice, dictating when and how much students practice. Laboratory research has shown that retention…
Descriptors: Recall (Psychology), Memory, Teaching Methods, Retention (Psychology)
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Narnaware, Yuwaraj; Neumeier, Melanie – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2020
Human anatomy is a foundational course in nursing education, however, there is growing concern that students do not retain enough anatomical knowledge to successfully apply it in clinical settings. The aim of this study was to determine retention level of anatomy knowledge among second-year nursing students from their first-year anatomy class, and…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Nursing Education, Science Instruction, Retention (Psychology)
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Tsai, Mei-Hsing – Language Teaching Research, 2020
This study investigates the relative effectiveness of two methods for teaching a set of English verb-noun collocations: form-focused instruction (FFI) and concept-based instruction (CBI). The sample comprised 73 Chinese-speaking learners of English taking intermediate English courses, who were randomly assigned to one of three groups: an FFI…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Pretests Posttests
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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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Kartal, Galip; Korucu-Kis, Saadet – Education and Information Technologies, 2020
Although there is an increasing interest in educational microblogging and findings regarding its effectiveness on the language learning, relevant research, especially on the use of microblogging for the learning of pronunciation, is rather limited. This issue becomes even more apparent in countries like Turkey where English is taught as a foreign…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology, Social Media, Pronunciation Instruction
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Gordani, Yahya; Khajavi, Yaser – Education and Information Technologies, 2020
Although there is a wide range of studies on the use of PowerPoint Presentations (PPP) in different fields, few studies have investigated the effects of different aspects of multi-modal PowerPoint presentation on the language comprehension of foreign language students. This study was conducted to investigate the effect of PowerPoint-supported…
Descriptors: Computer Software, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sotgiu, Maria Alessandra; Mazzarello, Vittorio; Bandiera, Pasquale; Madeddu, Roberto; Montella, Andrea; Moxham, Bernard – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2020
Neuroanatomy has been deemed crucial for clinical neurosciences. It has been one of the most challenging parts of the anatomical curriculum and is one of the causes of "neurophobia," whose main implication is a negative influence on the choice of neurology in the near future. In the last decades, several educational strategies have been…
Descriptors: Neurology, Anatomy, Neurosciences, Learning Processes
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Nsor-Ambala, Randolph – Accounting Education, 2020
The study explored the application of closed-book, open-book and cheat-sheet exams in an undergraduate cost and management accounting course at a university in Ghana. 198 students participated in an exploratory study examining how the different exam types impact on exam scores, pre-exam anxiety and knowledge retention. The study improves on the…
Descriptors: Accounting, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students, Management Development
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Voice, Alison; Stirton, Arran – New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 2020
The use of spaced repetition within a physics higher education thermodynamics module has been analysed for: its pattern of use by students; its effect on memory and performance in the end of module exam; and performance in a delayed test after the summer vacation. A custom-built web app with the facility to generate a personalised repetition…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Physics, Higher Education, Thermodynamics
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Sendurur, Emine; Dogusoy, Berrin; Yondemir Çaliskan, Neslihan – Interactive Learning Environments, 2020
This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of the subtitles embedded into either declarative or procedural video on non-native Turkish speakers' understandings of the content. In addition, their perceived difficulties about and eye behaviors during watching the two videos were explored. There were 40 volunteer international students from…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Turkish
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Crandell, Olivia M.; Lockhart, Macy A.; Cooper, Melanie M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2020
This three-year study builds on prior work analyzing students' causal mechanistic explanations about acid-base reactions. Here we extend that work to characterize and investigate how students construct causal mechanistic explanations of simple nucleophilic substitution reactions. After an initial pilot study, we adopted a modified version of the…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Science Process Skills, Scientific Concepts, Undergraduate Students
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LaPaglia, Jessica A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
In this article, the author describes an exam review activity in which students answered questions and solved puzzles in order to escape the review session. In a general psychology (100-level) course and research methods in psychology (300-level) course, students solved a series of puzzles and review questions. This format is similar to popular…
Descriptors: Review (Reexamination), Tests, Puzzles, Problem Solving
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Polat, Hamza – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2020
Videos have become an indispensable part of both online and blended learning environments. However, the design of such videos requires careful consideration of multimedia learning principles to reduce the cognitive load during the instruction. In this regard, the purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of text-positions presented at two…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Eye Movements, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Sowey, Eric R. – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2020
Statistical methods are an indispensable partner in all scientific work and in many other professional and commercial fields. So it is not surprising that statistics is widely studied at university. Yet most students never complete more than a single course in the discipline -- and that is usually early in their studies. In this situation…
Descriptors: Statistics, Long Term Memory, Retention (Psychology), Instructional Effectiveness
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Ünal, Kerim; Yelken, Tugba Yanpar – English Language Teaching, 2020
The aim of this study was not only to help pre-service English language teachers (PS-ELTs) to design vocabulary learning materials for a web-supported situated learning (SL) environment but also to have them learn the vocabulary they used to prepare those materials in the web-supported SL environment. Also, the effects of this process on the…
Descriptors: Situated Learning, Content Analysis, Self Esteem, Vocabulary Development
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