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Richmond, Jenny L.; Pan, Rose – Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 2013
The constructive episodic simulation hypothesis suggests that we imagine possible future events by flexibly recombining details of past experiences to produce novel scenarios. Here we tested this hypothesis by determining whether episodic future thinking is related to relational memory ability during the preschool years. Children (3- to…
Descriptors: Memory, Imagination, Preschool Children, Learning
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Fugate, C. Matthew; Zentall, Sydney S.; Gentry, Marcia – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2013
There have been some behavioral indicators and some types of task performance that suggest greater creativity in students with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD). This evidence would appear counterintuitive given that lower working memory (i.e., holding information in mind for novel recombinations) has often been documented in students…
Descriptors: Creativity, Short Term Memory, Academically Gifted, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Melchiori, Ligia Ebner; de Souza, Deisy G.; de Rose, Julio C. – Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2000
First graders (n=5), preschoolers (n=5), special education first-graders (n=5), and adults (n=8) in Brazil received a reading program in which they learned to match printed to dictated words and to construct (copy) printed words. The students not only learned to match the training words but also learned to read them. (Contains references.)…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Beginning Reading, Disabilities, Elementary Education
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Weisenburgh-Snyder, Amy B.; Malmquist, Susan K.; Robbins, Joanne K.; Lipshin, Alison M. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
In the generative classroom, teachers provide well-designed learning environments that result in the combination, recombination, and reorganization of repertoires such that new untaught repertoires are likely to occur. One component that can contribute to such generativity is Precision Teaching (PT), a frequency building instructional…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Precision Teaching, Progress Monitoring, Mathematics Instruction
Casstevens, Randy M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Innovation processes are critical for preserving and improving our standard of living. While innovation has been studied by many disciplines, the focus has been on qualitative measures that are specific to a single technological domain. I adopt a quantitative approach to investigate underlying regularities that generalize across multiple domains.…
Descriptors: Innovation, Computation, Models, Social Sciences
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McDowell, J. J.; Popa, Andrei; Calvin, Nicholas T. – Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 2012
Virtual organisms animated by a selectionist theory of behavior dynamics worked on concurrent random interval schedules where both the rate and magnitude of reinforcement were varied. The selectionist theory consists of a set of simple rules of selection, recombination, and mutation that act on a population of potential behaviors by means of a…
Descriptors: Reinforcement, Intervals, Experiments, Predictor Variables
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Romero, Kristoffer; Moscovitch, Morris – Journal of Memory and Language, 2012
Construction of imaginative or fictitious events requires the flexible recombination of stored information into novel representations. How this process is accomplished is not understood fully. To address this problem, older adults (mean age = 74.2; Experiment 1) and younger patients with MTL lesions (mean age = 54.2; Experiment 2), both of whom…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Older Adults, Patients, Memory
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Latham, Luke G., II; Scully, Erik P. – American Biology Teacher, 2008
Evolutionary processes can be studied in nature and in the laboratory, but time and financial constraints result in few opportunities for undergraduate and high school students to explore the agents of genetic change in populations. One alternative to time consuming and expensive teaching laboratories is the use of computer simulations. We…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Learning Laboratories, Genetics, Evolution
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Janssen, Fred; Westbroek, Hanna; Doyle, Walter; van Driel, Jan – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background/Context: A fundamental tension has long existed between school reform proposals and actual teaching practice. Despite a large literature on teacher change, the discontinuity between innovation and practice continues and many attempts to reform teaching fail to be enacted in most classrooms. Purpose/Objective/Research Question/Focus of…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Change Strategies, Teaching Methods, Teaching (Occupation)
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Matos, Maria Amelia; Passos, Maria de Lourdes – Behavior Analyst, 2010
The production of verbal operants not previously taught is an important aspect of language productivity. For Skinner, new mands, tacts, and autoclitics result from the recombination of verbal operants. The relation between these mands, tacts, and autoclitics is what linguists call "analogy," a grammatical pattern that serves as a foundation on…
Descriptors: Creativity, Verbal Stimuli, Grammar, Linguistics
Percy, Andrew; Carr, Alistair – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2010
The one theorem just about every student remembers from school is the theorem about the side lengths of a right angled triangle which Euclid attributed to Pythagoras when writing Proposition 47 of "The Elements". Usually first met in middle school, the student will be continually exposed throughout their mathematical education to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geometric Concepts, Geometry, Mathematics Education
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Emanuel, Beverly S. – Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 2008
Several recurrent, constitutional genomic disorders are present on chromosome 22q. These include the translocations and deletions associated with DiGeorge and velocardiofacial syndrome and the translocations that give rise to the recurrent t(11;22) supernumerary der(22) syndrome (Emanuel syndrome). The rearrangement breakpoints on 22q cluster…
Descriptors: Etiology, Molecular Structure, Genetic Disorders, Human Body
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McDonald-McGinn, Donna M.; Zackai, Elaine H. – Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 2008
Because of advances in palliative medical care, children with the 22q11.2 deletion syndrome are surviving into adulthood. An increase in reproductive fitness will likely follow necessitating enhanced access to genetic counseling for these patients and their families. Primary care physicians/obstetric practitioners are in a unique position to…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Genetics, Heredity, Counseling Techniques
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Szeberenyi, Jozsef – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2008
Mutational inactivation of a specific gene is the most powerful technique to analyze the biological function of the gene. This approach has been used for a long time in viruses, bacteria, yeast, and fruit fly, but looked quite hopeless in more complex organisms. Targeted inactivation of specific genes (also known as knock-out mutation) in mice is…
Descriptors: Genetics, Biology, Problem Solving, Science Instruction
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Stokes, Patricia D. – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2008
This article presents a problem-solving model of variability and creativity built on the classic Reitman and Simon analyses of musical composition and architectural design. The model focuses on paired constraints: one precluding (or limiting search among) reliable, existing solutions, the other promoting (or directing search to) novel, often…
Descriptors: Creativity, Problem Solving, Models, Art Expression
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