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Janssen, Tanja; Braaksma, Martine; Rijlaarsdam, Gert – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2006
In this study we examined how good and weak students of literature interact with short literary stories. We focused on differences in the use of cognitive and affective reading activities, and in the extent to which good and weak students adapt their activities to (parts of) the story they are reading. 19 Dutch tenth-grade students from 8 classes…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Grade 10, Literature, Secondary Education
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Cano, Francisco; Cardelle-Elawar, Maria – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2004
Students' conceptions and beliefs about learning are constructs that have been proposed in two independent lines of research, phenomenographic and metacognitive, and analysed using qualitative and quantitative methodologies, respectively. The present research examines and integrates in a single study both constructs and methodologies. Data were…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Research Methodology, Learning Experience, Student Attitudes
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Sagiv, Lilach; Schwartz, Shalom H. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2004
We examine relations of values and intelligence to overt behavior in a field study of clients in career counseling (N = 365). Eleven counselors reported their clients' independence, activity and insightfulness behaviors. As predicted, both values and intelligence correlated substantially with particular behaviors. Activity and independence…
Descriptors: Maturity (Individuals), Social Behavior, Intelligence, Career Counseling
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van Braak, Johan; Tondeur, Jo; Valcke, Martin – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2004
In order to identify differences in determinants of supportive and class use of computers, path modelling was applied in a sample of 468 primary school teachers. Independent variables were categorised in three levels: demographics (age and gender), computer experience (computer training, computer experience expressed over time, intensity of…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Individual Differences, Age Differences, Gender Differences
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Mason, Lucia; Sorzio, Paolo – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1996
Presents the results of an experiment that evaluated the efficiency of analogy in the conceptual restructuring of a science topic. The experiment involved a fifth-grade class studying water and heat flow. Discovered that analogy can act as an effective trigger for restructuring knowledge. (MJP)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Cognitive Mapping, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Restructuring
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Berberoglu, Giray; And Others – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1996
Addresses the central issue of test biases in college entrance examinations. Utilizes differential item functioning analysis (DIF) to compare types of questions, fields of knowledge, and male and female responses in Turkish entrance examinations. Reveals intermittent biases and suggests the tests be used more for assessment than selection. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, College Admission, College Applicants, College Entrance Examinations
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Vermunt, Jan D. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1995
Shows the effects of a tutorial program for college students using process-oriented instruction. Process-oriented instruction combines domain-specific knowledge with teaching thinking strategies. Tutorials included a diagnostic learning style instrument and learning guides. Evaluation questionnaires and exam scores both indicated improved study…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Structures, Feedback
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Carriedo, Nuria; Alonso-Tapia, Jesus – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1995
Presents the results of two studies where children were taught to identify textual cues, syntactic and semantic, in order to locate main ideas. The children also built graphic representations of these structures and were taught relevant questions to ask regarding comprehension. Results showed significant improvement, especially with older…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Structures, Content Area Reading, Context Clues
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Vidal-Abarca, Eduardo; Gilabert, Ramiro – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1995
Describes a long-term project where middle school students were taught to visually represent key text ideas through idea-mapping techniques. Instruction was inserted in the content area curriculum along with regular textbooks and supplementary material. Positive effects were found in recall, comprehension, and learning. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Structures, Content Area Reading, Curriculum Development
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Dochy, Filip J. R. C.; Alexander, Patricia A. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1995
Reviews the current literature concerning prior knowledge in an attempt to clarify problems with the terminology. Identifies the three main problems: lack of definition or vagueness, nominal versus real definitions, and different names/same constructs or same name/different constructs. Includes a conceptual map of prior knowledge terminology. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Mapping, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Structures
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Snellman, Leila; Raty, Hannu – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1995
Utilizes questionnaires to examine Carugati and Mugny's assertion that social representations of intelligence are organized both by social identity and unfamiliarity. Discovers a consensus concerning representations of intelligence organized by social identity. Includes a copy of the questionnaire, breakdown of the responses, and other statistical…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Foreign Countries
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Melot, Anne-Marie; Corroyer, Denis – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1992
Presents study results examining conditions in which children can apply a previously learned memorization strategy to new but analogous tasks. Concludes that strategy mastery during training is not sufficient. Reports that only subjects who use information about relations between procedures and results to construct generalizable knowledge are able…
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Classification, Cognitive Style, Elementary Education
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Preteur, Yves; Louvet-Schmauss, Eva – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1992
Presents a continuation of previous research on a general development process consisting of successive levels in conceptualization. Explores how young children conceptualize the writing system. Considers both social background and preschool system of education. Concludes that teaching activities used in French nursery schools are less effective…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Comparative Analysis, Concept Formation, Cross Cultural Studies
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Golder, Caroline – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1992
Presents analysis of argumentative discourse by students, revealing that it involves both dialogical and argumentative operations. Reports that dialogical and argumentative operations are functionally linked. Concludes that the percentage of markers of utterance involvement, axiological forms, and modalizations is much higher in argumentative…
Descriptors: Debate, Decision Making, Discourse Analysis, Educational Research
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Guichard, Jean – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1992
Discusses several methods of educational orientation practices to help in the development of personal and career aims. Suggests that changes are first cognitive and specifically involve professional representations. Examines oral presentations in class, group working sessions, individual discussions with counselors, and television programs…
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Guidance, Cognitive Restructuring
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