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Clark, Ian – Educational Psychology Review, 2012
The article draws from 199 sources on assessment, learning, and motivation to present a detailed decomposition of the values, theories, and goals of formative assessment. This article will discuss the extent to which formative feedback actualizes and reinforces self-regulated learning (SRL) strategies among students. Theoreticians agree that SRL…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Formative Evaluation, Learning Strategies, Motivation
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van Drie, Jannet; van Boxtel, Carla – Educational Psychology Review, 2008
This article explores historical reasoning, an important activity in history learning. Based upon an extensive review of empirical literature on students' thinking and reasoning about history, a theoretical framework of historical reasoning is proposed. The framework consists of six components: asking historical questions, using sources,…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, History Instruction, Time Perspective, Cognitive Structures
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Jindal-Snape, D.; Miller, D. J. – Educational Psychology Review, 2008
The transition from primary to secondary school can be a period of anxiety for many children. Although most schools have developed systems to ease this process, it has been argued that the emphasis is often on administrative and organisational procedures. In contrast, children and parents are typically more concerned with personal and social…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Primary Education, Self Esteem