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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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Bigozzi, Lucia; Vettori, Giulia – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2016
In this 1-year longitudinal study, the authors explored the development of narrative skills between the oral and written form. The authors aimed to assess the predictive power of textual narrative competence on early narrative text-writing skills taking into account the impact of spelling ability. Eighty children ("M" age = 5.3¬†years,…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Narration, Personal Narratives, Preschool Children
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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
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Pinto, Giuliana; Bigozzi, Lucia; Gamannossi, Beatrice Accorti; Vezzani, Claudio – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2009
The aim of the present study is twofold: (1) contribute to identifying a model for the variables that compose the emergent literacy construct and their relationships; (2) assess the predictive power of the emergent literacy model on early writing abilities in a transparent orthography language. We examined emergent literacy skills in 464 children…
Descriptors: Written Language, Writing Ability, Emergent Literacy, Grade 1
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Bigozzi, Lucia; Biggeri, Annibale; Boschi, Filippo; Conti, Paola; Fiorentini, Carlo – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2002
This study aimed to verify the efficacy of a strategy for science learning acquisition based on contextual, metacognitive and socio-cultural perspectives, strongly linked to the paradigm of conceptual change. The teaching model we adopted is based on co-operation for the realization of scientific experiences, and included direct observation, pair…
Descriptors: Linguistic Competence, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Teaching Models