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Renninger, K. Ann; Hidi, Suzanne – Educational Psychologist, 2011
This article provides an overview of recent interest research, focusing on the conceptualization, measurement, and generation of interest. It includes work that reflects differing theoretical backgrounds, research traditions, domains, and participants. Research on interest needs to be theoretically grounded if it is to be generally applicable and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Interest Research, Student Interests, Investigations
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Lauermann, Fani; Karabenick, Stuart A. – Educational Psychologist, 2011
Accountability systems have important implications for schooling. Missing from discussions about their implementation, however, are ways they affect teacher responsibility. Responsibility has been insufficiently explicated in the education literature, including its impact on teacher motivation, emotion, and behavior. We propose that a…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Teacher Responsibility, Accountability, Teacher Attitudes
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Block, Cathy Collins – Educational Psychologist, 2008
The purpose of this article is to document the legacy and continuing influence of Michael Pressley's work in the field of reading research and instruction. Descriptions are provided to demonstrate how he translated his data from the cognitive sciences into highly effective pedagogy. A second component of this article discusses how Michael…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Research, Research Methodology, Reading Instruction
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Harris, Karen R.; Alexander, Patricia; Graham, Steve – Educational Psychologist, 2008
The history of strategies research during the past quarter century has been a story of significant conceptualizations and reconceptualizations regarding the nature, development, and teaching of cognitive and metacognitive strategies. Theoretical models, empirical research, and discussions contributed by Michael Pressley have been central to…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Models, Metacognition, Instructional Effectiveness
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Mohan, Lindsey; Lundeberg, Mary A.; Reffitt, Kelly – Educational Psychologist, 2008
Much of Michael Pressley's work during the past decade focused on the nature of highly effective, engaging literacy instruction. Michael Pressley believed that studying effective teachers and schools had the potential to influence more engaging and effective teaching, especially in underresourced schools. First, we describe the grounded…
Descriptors: Literacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Classroom Research, Reading Instruction
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White, Barbara; Frederiksen, John – Educational Psychologist, 2005
This article provides an overview of our work on the nature of metacognitive knowledge, its relationship to learning through inquiry, and technologies that can be used to foster and assess its development in classrooms as students engage in collaborative inquiry. To illustrate our theoretical ideas, we present examples from our Inquiry Island…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Inquiry, Computer Software, Computer Assisted Instruction