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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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Tarchi, Christian; Mason, Lucia – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to test the relationships between critical thinking, prior topic knowledge and beliefs, and multiple-document comprehension through a path analysis approach. The participants were 281 Italian undergraduate students. Participants first completed a rational-experiential inventory, a critical thinking skills test, a…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, Prior Learning, Beliefs
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Tarchi, Christian; Surian, Alessio; Daiute, Colette – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
This study analyzed study abroad students' orientations to cultural differences as assessed with mixed methods, including traditional intercultural sensitivity measures and oral narratives of critical incidents in the foreign culture. Sixty students participated, 32 US study abroad students, and 28 Erasmus Mundus students, all studying in…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Student Mobility
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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