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Morgan, Alistair R. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1995
Describes a project-based distance learning course design in an open university course. Discusses approaches to course design in distance learning and suggests that students are not as easily manipulated by instructional devices as course designers may think. (CFR)
Descriptors: Action Research, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Distance Education
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Evans, Terry – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1995
Maintains that open and distance education represents contemporary education forms that respond to the shift to late-modernity, especially in educational technology and student-teacher relationships. Drawing on the work of Anthony Giddens, uncovers relationships among distance education, late-modernity, and the self. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Distance Education, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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van der Veer, Rene – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1994
Maintains that a major theme in Lev Vygotsky's later research was concept formation or conceptual development in child development. States that Vygotsky argued that the acquisition of mature academic concepts forms the crowning achievement of adolescence. Argues that the view raises a number of criticisms. (CFR)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Child Development, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes
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Boland, Theo – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1993
Reports on an eight-year longitudinal study of Dutch children on the relationship of the development of reading ability in primary schools with general academic success. Finds that young children with reading problems in primary school keep them throughout their educational career. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Failure, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries