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Pinto, Giuliana; Tarchi, Christian; Bigozzi, Lucia – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
This study presents an original genre awareness intervention for kindergarten children. The efficacy of the intervention was tested on children's awareness in three different genres: narrative, epistolary, and instructions. We hypothesized that the intervention would be effective in improving children's structural knowledge in all three genres.…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Literary Genres, Literacy Education
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Pinto, Giuliana; Bigozzi, Lucia; Vezzani, Claudio; Tarchi, Christian – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
This study explores the predictivity of an emergent literacy model on the acquisition of reading in primary school in a language with a transparent writing system. As writing systems have different levels of transparency, results cannot be easily transferred between languages. In this study, we explored the predictivity of phonological awareness,…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Longitudinal Studies, Phonological Awareness, Reading Instruction
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Bigozzi, Lucia; Vezzani, Claudio; Tarchi, Christian; Fiorentini, Carlo – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2011
This paper aims to evaluate a teaching methodology for the learning of scientific concepts in a primary school context. The focus is on the role played by individual writing, associated to a collective observation of an experiment and a classroom discussion. The hypothesis is that this methodology shows its effect both, on the scientific quality…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Discussion, Observation