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Parker, Philip D.; Van Zanden, Brooke; Marsh, Herbert W.; Owen, Katherine; Duineveld, Jasper J.; Noetel, Michael – Educational Psychology Review, 2020
Expectancy value theory is often evoked by educational psychologists to explain gender differences in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) variables. Yet gender does not operate in isolation. Nor are gender effects likely to be context free. In the current meta-analysis, we explore gender differences in STEM-related expectancy…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Social Class, STEM Education, Meta Analysis
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Rawson, Katherine A.; Dunlosky, John; Janes, Jessica L. – Educational Psychology Review, 2020
Successive relearning involves practicing to-be-learned content until a designated level of mastery is achieved in each of multiple practice sessions. As compared with practicing the content to the same criterion in a single session, successive relearning has been shown to dramatically boost students' retention of simple verbal materials. Does the…
Descriptors: Mastery Learning, Retention (Psychology), College Students, Problem Solving
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Sundararajan, NarayanKripa; Adesope, Olusola – Educational Psychology Review, 2020
Studies have shown that learners exposed to interesting and irrelevant information, known as seductive details, do not perform as much as those who learned without seductive details. However, findings are mixed in terms of the degree to which seductive details hinder learning. Further research is also needed on how design features of learning…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Recall (Psychology), Barriers, Effect Size
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Kim, Nam Ju; Belland, Brian R.; Lefler, Mason; Andreasen, Lindi; Walker, Andrew; Axelrod, Daryl – Educational Psychology Review, 2020
Computer-based scaffolding (CBS) has been regarded as an effective way to help individual students complete and gain skill at completing complex tasks beyond their current ability level. Previous meta-analyses also have demonstrated that CBS for collaborative learning leads to positive cognitive outcomes in problem-centered instruction for STEM…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Problem Based Learning, STEM Education
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Allen, Katie; Higgins, Steve; Adams, John – Educational Psychology Review, 2019
The body of research surrounding the relationship between visuospatial working memory (VSWM) and mathematics performance remains in its infancy. However, it is an area generating increasing interest as the performance of school leavers comes under constant scrutiny. In order to develop a coherent understanding of the literature to date, all…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Visual Perception, Spatial Ability, Mathematics Achievement
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Chow, Jason C.; Wehby, Joseph H. – Educational Psychology Review, 2018
A growing body of evidence points to the common co-occurrence of language and behavioral difficulties in children. Primary studies often focus on this relation in children with identified deficits. However, it is unknown whether this relation holds across other children at risk or representative samples of children or over time. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, At Risk Persons, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis
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Schroeder, Noah L.; Nesbit, John C.; Anguiano, Carlos J.; Adesope, Olusola O. – Educational Psychology Review, 2018
A concept map is a node-link diagram in which each node represents a concept and each link identifies the relationship between the two concepts it connects. We investigated how using concept maps influences learning by synthesizing the results of 142 independent effect sizes (n = 11,814). A random-effects model meta-analysis revealed that learning…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Concept Mapping, Effect Size, Achievement Gains
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Basma, Badriah; Savage, Robert – Educational Psychology Review, 2018
This systematic review explores the impact of teacher professional development (PD) on student reading achievement. The first part of the literature evaluates all available existing systematic reviews and meta-analyses of PD intervention studies. No quality reviews of PD and reading specifically (distinct from 'attainment') were found. There was a…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Influence, Reading Achievement, Meta Analysis
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Iancu, Alina Eugenia; Rusu, Andrei; Maroiu, Cristina; Pacurar, Roxana; Maricu?oiu, Lauren?iu P. – Educational Psychology Review, 2018
We conducted a meta-analysis to investigate the effectiveness of interventions aimed at reducing teacher burnout. Online and reference list searches yielded 513 unique results, and the final sample contains 23 controlled trials (19 journal articles and 4 unpublished dissertations). More than two thirds of the studies had optimal quality, and the…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Meta Analysis, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
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Okkinga, Mariska; van Steensel, Roel; van Gelderen, Amos J. S.; van Schooten, Erik; Sleegers, Peter J. C.; Arends, Lidia R. – Educational Psychology Review, 2018
Research has demonstrated that in controlled experiments in which small groups are being tutored by researchers, reading-strategy instruction is highly effective in fostering reading comprehension (Palincsar & Brown, "Cognition and Instruction," 1(2), 117-175, 1984). It is unclear, however, whether reading-strategy interventions are…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Intervention, Reading Comprehension, Meta Analysis
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Wentzel, Kathryn R.; Jablansky, Sophie; Scalise, Nicole R. – Educational Psychology Review, 2018
Using meta-analytic techniques, we examined systematically the evidence linking friendship to academically related outcomes, asking: To what extent is friendship related to academic performance and to academically related cognitive skills? Based on 22 studies that yielded 81 effect sizes and 28 independent samples, we examined relations between…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Friendship, Correlation, Academic Achievement
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Chow, Jason C.; Ekholm, Eric – Educational Psychology Review, 2018
Meta-analyses are used to make educational decisions in policy and practice. Publication bias refers to the extent to which published literature is more likely to have statistically significant results and larger sample sizes than studies that do not make it through the publication process. The purpose of the present study is to estimate the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Publications, Effect Size, Special Education
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Valcan, Debora S.; Davis, Helen; Pino-Pasternak, Deborah – Educational Psychology Review, 2018
Recent research indicates that parental behaviours may influence the development of executive functions (EFs) during early childhood, which are proposed to serve as domain-general building blocks for later classroom behaviour and academic achievement. However, questions remain about the strength of the association between parenting and child EFs,…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Predictor Variables, Executive Function, Young Children
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Richardson, John T. E. – Educational Psychology Review, 2017
This commentary begins by summarizing the five contributions to this special issue and briefly recapping the background to the topic of student learning in higher education. Narrative and systematic reviews are compared, and the relative value of different bibliographic databases in the context of systematic reviews is assessed. The importance of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Learning, College Students, Comparative Analysis
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Peng, Peng; Wang, Cuicui; Tao, Sha; Sun, Congying – Educational Psychology Review, 2017
The current meta-analysis synthesized findings from profiling research on Chinese children with reading difficulties (RD). We reviewed a total of 81 studies published between 1964 and May 2015, representing a total of 9735 Chinese children. There are 982 effect sizes for the comparison between children with RD and age-matched typically developing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asians, Children, Reading Difficulties
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