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Felton, Mark; Garcia-Mila, Merce; Villarroel, Constanza; Gilabert, Sandra – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: There is growing interest in using argumentative discourse in educational settings. However, in a previous study, we found that discourse goals (persuasion vs. consensus) while arguing can affect student outcomes in both content learning and reasoning. Aims: In this study, we look at argumentative discourse data from a previous study…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Cooperative Learning, Discourse Analysis, Middle School Students
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Roquet, Helena; Llopis, Jaume; Pérez-Vidal, Carmen – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2016
This study focuses on the degree of influence of one individual factor, namely gender, on the level of English competence attained in two different groups of intermediate-level Catalan Spanish adolescent learners of English as a foreign language: the first group (Group A) is 1 year younger and follows formal instruction (FI) and in parallel…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Educational Benefits, English (Second Language)
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Tragant, Elsa; Victori, Mia – Language Awareness, 2012
In studies dealing with language learning strategies in the school context, the variables of proficiency and age are often difficult to isolate since students accumulate more hours of foreign language instruction as they move up from grade to grade. This study aimed to deal with these two variables independently by analysing learning strategy use…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), High School Students, Age Differences, Learning Strategies
Novotna, Jarmila, Ed.; Moraova, Hana, Ed.; Kratka, Magdalena, Ed.; Stehlikova, Nad'a, Ed. – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2006
This document contains the second volume of the proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Conference presentations are centered around the theme "Mathematics at the Centre." This volume features 60 research reports by presenters with last names beginning between Abr…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Middle Schools, Textbooks
Barnes, Tiffany, Ed.; Desmarais, Michel, Ed.; Romero, Cristobal, Ed.; Ventura, Sebastian, Ed. – International Working Group on Educational Data Mining, 2009
The Second International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM2009) was held at the University of Cordoba, Spain, on July 1-3, 2009. EDM brings together researchers from computer science, education, psychology, psychometrics, and statistics to analyze large data sets to answer educational research questions. The increase in instrumented…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Educational Research, Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries
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Jimenez, Virginia; Puente, Anibal; Alvarado, Jesus M.; Arrebillaga, Lorena – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2009
Introduction: Current cognitive approaches highlight the importance of metacognition. "Learning how to learn" facilities awareness of one's own learning process, how they work, how to optimize their functioning, control of reading process, and so on. Acquisition of these skills is one of the new educational requirements for students, as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Metacognition, Self Control, Learning Strategies