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Novack, Miriam; Goldin-Meadow, Susan – Educational Psychology Review, 2015
When people talk, they gesture, and those gestures often reveal information that cannot be found in speech. Learners are no exception. A learner's gestures can index moments of conceptual instability, and teachers can make use of those gestures to gain access into a student's thinking. Learners can also discover novel ideas from the gestures they…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Concept Formation, Comprehension, Teaching Methods
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Rawson, Katherine A.; Thomas, Ruthann C.; Jacoby, Larry L. – Educational Psychology Review, 2015
Declarative concepts (i.e., key terms with short definitions of the abstract concepts denoted by those terms) are a common kind of information that students are expected to learn in many domains. A common pedagogical approach for supporting learning of declarative concepts involves presenting students with concrete examples that illustrate how the…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Teaching Methods, Classification, Performance
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Reed, Deborah K. – Educational Psychology Review, 2015
Most evaluations of the effectiveness of correctional education use the distal outcomes of recidivism and post-release employment as the dependent variables (e.g., Aos et al., 2006; Davis et al., 2013). This synthesis sought to determine the effectiveness of correctional education at improving proximal academic outcomes among incarcerated adult…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Program Effectiveness
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Agostinho, Shirley; Tindall-Ford, Sharon; Ginns, Paul; Howard, Steven J.; Leahy, Wayne; Paas, Fred – Educational Psychology Review, 2015
Gesturally controlled information and communication technologies, such as tablet devices, are becoming increasingly popular tools for teaching and learning. Based on the theoretical frameworks of cognitive load and embodied cognition, this study investigated the impact of explicit instructions to trace out elements of tablet-based worked examples…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction
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Moreau, David – Educational Psychology Review, 2015
The target articles in this special issue address the timely question of embodied cognition in the classroom, and in particular the potential of this approach to facilitate learning in children. The interest for motor activities within settings that typically give little space to nontraditional content is proof of a shift from a Cartesian…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Psychomotor Skills, Brain, Human Body
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Ruiter, Margina; Loyens, Sofie; Paas, Fred – Educational Psychology Review, 2015
It was investigated whether task-related body movements yield beneficial effects on children's learning of two-digit numbers and whether these learning effects are affected by mirror-based self-observation of those movements. Participants were 118 first-graders, who were randomly assigned to two movement conditions and two non-movement control…
Descriptors: Human Body, Motion, Teaching Methods, Numbers
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Hutto, Daniel D.; Kirchhoff, Michael D.; Abrahamson, Dor – Educational Psychology Review, 2015
New and radically reformative thinking about the enactive and embodied basis of cognition holds out the promise of moving forward age-old debates about whether we learn and how we learn. The radical enactive, embodied view of cognition (REC) poses a direct, and unmitigated, challenge to the trademark assumptions of traditional cognitivist theories…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Mathematics Instruction, Instructional Design, Cognitive Processes
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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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Bolger, Donald J.; Mackey, Allyson P.; Wang, Min; Grigorenko, Elena L. – Educational Psychology Review, 2014
Critical-analytic thinking is typically conceived as a meta-construct that arises at the junction of a problem state (i.e., a situation that requires analysis that challenges previous assumptions) and an individual (i.e., an entity with the capacity to exercise critical-analytic thinking). With regard to the latter, there is a substantial body of…
Descriptors: Role, Individual Differences, Critical Thinking, Cognitive Processes
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Brown, Nathaniel J.; Afflerbach, Peter P.; Croninger, Robert G. – Educational Psychology Review, 2014
National policy and standards documents, including the National Assessment of Educational Progress frameworks, the "Common Core State Standards" and the "Next Generation Science Standards," assert the need to assess critical-analytic thinking (CAT) across subject areas. However, assessment of CAT poses several challenges for…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, National Standards, National Competency Tests
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Miele, David B.; Wigfield, Allan – Educational Psychology Review, 2014
The authors examine two kinds of factors that affect students' motivation to engage in critical-analytic thinking. The first, which includes ability beliefs, achievement values, and achievement goal orientations, influences the "quantitative" relation between motivation and critical-analytic thinking; that is, whether students are…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Critical Thinking, Context Effect, Correlation
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Byrnes, James P.; Dunbar, Kevin N. – Educational Psychology Review, 2014
In this article, we attempt to provide an overview of the features of the abilities, aptitudes, and frames of minds that are attributed to critical thinking and provide the broad outlines of the development of critical-analytic thinking (CAT) abilities. In addition, we evaluate the potential viability of three main hypotheses regarding the reasons…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Development
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Schweppe, Judith; Rummer, Ralf – Educational Psychology Review, 2014
Cognitive models of multimedia learning such as the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning (Mayer 2009) or the Cognitive Load Theory (Sweller 1999) are based on different cognitive models of working memory (e.g., Baddeley 1986) and long-term memory. The current paper describes a working memory model that has recently gained popularity in basic…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Cognitive Processes, Long Term Memory, Models
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Tricot, André; Sweller, John – Educational Psychology Review, 2014
Domain-general cognitive knowledge has frequently been used to explain skill when domain-specific knowledge held in long-term memory may provide a better explanation. An emphasis on domain-general knowledge may be misplaced if domain-specific knowledge is the primary factor driving acquired intellectual skills. We trace the long history of…
Descriptors: Skills, Expertise, Long Term Memory, Cognitive Processes
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Aloe, Ariel M.; Amo, Laura C.; Shanahan, Michele E. – Educational Psychology Review, 2014
Like many in the human services professions, teachers are susceptible to the feelings of burnout due to their job demands, as well as interactions with students, colleagues, administrators, and parents. Many studies have identified teacher burnout as one of the crucial components influencing teacher attrition. It has been suggested that…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Teaching Conditions, Self Efficacy, Multivariate Analysis
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