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Leopold, Claudia; Mayer, Richard E.; Dutke, Stephan – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
In 2 experiments, college students read a 4-paragraph text on how the human circulatory system works and were instructed to form a mental image of the events described in each paragraph from the perspective of their own body (first-person perspective group) or from the perspective of a fictitious person facing them (third-person perspective…
Descriptors: Imagination, Visualization, Reader Text Relationship, Science Curriculum
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Yang, Chunliang; Chew, Siew-Jong; Sun, Bukuan; Shanks, David R. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Interim testing of studied information, compared with restudying or no treatment, facilitates subsequent learning and retention of new information--"the forward testing effect." Previous research exploring this effect has shown that interim testing of studied information from a given domain enhances subsequent learning and retention of…
Descriptors: Testing, Transfer of Training, Retention (Psychology), Prior Learning
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Morano, Stephanie – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2019
Retrieval practice may be a good fit for the needs of students with learning disability (LD) because it improves academic performance by strengthening memory (Roediger & Butler, 2011). Memory deficits are a central characteristic of LD and are linked to performance in both academic and cognitive areas (Toffalini, Giofrè, & Cornoldi, 2017).…
Descriptors: Recall (Psychology), Retention (Psychology), Transfer of Training, Students with Disabilities
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Read, Kirsten; Furay, Erin; Zylstra, Dana – First Language, 2019
Preschoolers can learn vocabulary through shared book reading, especially when given the opportunity to predict and/or reflect on the novel words encountered in the story. Readers often pause and encourage children to guess or repeat novel words during shared reading, and prior research has suggested a positive correlation between how much readers…
Descriptors: Prediction, Reflection, Comparative Analysis, Story Reading
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Kim, Byoung Gwan; Shim, Hye Rin – International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
This study investigated the optimal conditions under which foreign language learning takes place using a smartphone. The authors proposed that two factors, chunking and imagery, would increase language learning. On the basis of previous findings, they formulated three hypotheses: (a) the use of images will have a positive effect on learning…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Independent Study, Grade 7, English (Second Language)
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Noreen, Razia; Rana, Abdul Majid Khan – Bulletin of Education and Research, 2019
The aim of this research was to study the effect of activity-based teaching and traditional method of teaching on students' achievement in the subject of Mathematics at elementary stage. The research was experimental based on pre-test, post-test control group design. Two units of geometry were selected from seventh grade Mathematics for this…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Conventional Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Petscher, Yaacov; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Donegan, Rachel E. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
This study examined and quantified the maintenance of reading comprehension effects from a 4th-grade intervention for students with reading difficulties across the summer into the fall of 5th grade. We randomly assigned 4th-grade students with reading comprehension difficulties to a multicomponent reading intervention (Passport) or to typical…
Descriptors: Retention (Psychology), Outcomes of Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Uribe, Samantha N. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
This mixed-methods study investigated elementary teachers' perceptions of curriculum-based readers theatre (CBRT) as a relevant approach for teaching English language learners (ELLs). I collected quantitative survey data from teachers who worked at the school with the largest population of ELLs in a large Florida school district. The survey…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Salem, Ashraf Atta M. S. – English Language Teaching, 2019
This study explores the impact of using TED Talks on improving oral presentation skills of Business English students and vocabulary uptake/retention. It also assesses the impact of improving such hard cognitive skills on increasing Business majors' speaking anxiety level. Sequential explanatory mixed method was used, which includes both…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Speeches
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Zhang, Hanmu; Zhang, Hanmu – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
Since understanding reading assignments is important to succeeding in school, improving the way that text is arranged in books would be an efficient way to help students better understand the material and perform well on tests. In this study, we asked students to read two original and two rearranged historical passages, in which rephrased…
Descriptors: Test Items, Textbook Preparation, Retention (Psychology), Recall (Psychology)
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Badr, Haytham M.; Abu-Ayyash, Emad A. S. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
The present paper aimed to compare the influence of two vocabulary teaching strategies on students' vocabulary retention--roughly used in this paper to refer to the process of acquisition and memorisation. In particular, the strategies of semantic mapping and rote memorisation were compared and contrasted within a trail of evidence-based data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semantics, Rote Learning, Memorization
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Mathematics Teacher, 2019
Despite repeated discussions and practice, algebra students continue to make variable errors, in many ways, year after year. This same problem appeared thirty years ago in a list of common errors that math teachers today would immediately recognize, many involving exponents and distribution (Marquis 1988). Similar complaints even appeared in the…
Descriptors: Algebra, Error Patterns, Misconceptions, Mathematics Skills
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Huang, Xiaoxia; Mayer, Richard E. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
This study investigated the effectiveness of adding four self-efficacy features to an online statistics lesson, based on Bandura's four sources of self-efficacy information. In a randomized between-subjects experiment, participants learned statistical rules in an example-based online environment with four self-efficacy features added (treatment…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Online Courses, Statistics, Teaching Methods
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Uz Bilgin, Cigdem; Tokel, S. Tugba – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
The aim of this study was to investigate how the contextual vocabulary exploration processes of English as a Foreign Language learners can be facilitated in a mobile-supported situated learning environment. A Science and Technology Museum populated with interactive science experiments was chosen as the situated learning context. A mobile…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Telecommunications, Museums
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Kleiman, Amanda M.; Potter, Jennifer F.; Bechtel, Allison J.; Forkin, Katherine T.; Dunn, Lauren K.; Collins, Stephen R.; Lyons, Genevieve; Nemergut, Edward C.; Huffmyer, Julie L. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2019
With increasing medical knowledge, procedural, and diagnostic skills to learn, it is vital for educators to make the limited amount of teaching time available to students effective and efficient. Generative retrieval is an effective and efficient learning tool, improving long-term retention through the practice of retrieval from memory. Forty…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Psychological Patterns, Retention (Psychology), Medical Students
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