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Howard, S. J.; Powell, T.; Vasseleu, E.; Johnstone, S.; Melhuish, E. – Educational Psychology Review, 2017
Given evidence that early executive functioning sets the stage for a broad range of subsequent outcomes, researchers have sought to identify ways to foster these cognitive capacities. The current series of studies sought to design, develop, and provide evidence for the efficacy of embedding cognitive activities in a commonplace activity--shared…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Executive Function, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups
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Mavilidi, Myrto-Foteini; Okely, Anthony D.; Chandler, Paul; Cliff, Dylan P.; Paas, Fred – Educational Psychology Review, 2015
Research suggests that integrating human movement into a cognitive learning task can be effective for learning due to its cognitive and physiological effects. In this study, the learning effects of enacting words through whole-body movements (i.e., physical exercise) and part-body movements (i.e., gestures) were investigated in a foreign language…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Exercise, Nonverbal Communication, Teaching Methods
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Justice, Laura M.; Pratt, Amy; Logan, Jessica; Gray, Shelley – Educational Psychology Review, 2014
This quasi-experimental study was designed to test the impacts of a curriculum supplement, "Let's Know!", on the quantity and quality of language-focused comprehension instruction in pre-kindergarten to third grade classrooms. Sixty classrooms (12 per each of pre-K to grade 3) were enrolled in the study, with 40 teachers assigned to…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Quasiexperimental Design, Experimental Curriculum
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Vlachou, Maria; Andreou, Eleni; Botsoglou, Kafenia; Didaskalou, Eleni – Educational Psychology Review, 2011
Bullying in schools has been identified as a serious and complex worldwide problem associated with negative short- and long-term effects on children's psychosocial adjustment (Smith 1999; Ttofi and Farrington, "Aggressive Behav" 34(4):352-368, 2008). Entering kindergarten is a crucial developmental step in many children's lives mainly because it…
Descriptors: Evidence, Bullying, Preschool Children, Age Differences