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Chen, Ouhao; Kalyuga, Slava – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
Problem solving followed by explicit instruction, as suggested by productive failure and several other instructional theories, indicates long-term learning benefits, whereas explicit instruction followed by problem solving has been consistently demonstrated as superior within the framework of cognitive load theory. However, the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, Instructional Effectiveness
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Shankland, Rebecca; Franca, Lionel Riou; Genolini, Christophe M.; Guelfi, Julien-Daniel; Ionescu, Serban – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2009
Coping styles are generally considered to be environmentally driven. Up to now, research has mainly focused on family influences. However, some studies underline the effect of educational settings on the development of problem-focused coping strategies. Consistently with previous reports on the enhancement of autonomy and problem-solving in…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Coping, Depression (Psychology), Anxiety
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Rodriguez, Purificacion; Lago, M. Oliva; Hernandez, M. Lourdes; Jimenez, Laura; Guerrero, Silvia; Caballero, Sonia – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2009
Division-With-Remainder (DWR) problems are particularly complex, as suggested in many studies. The purpose of this work was to establish whether students' difficulties in DWR problems came from an inadequate initial representation or from an inadequate final interpretation of the numerical answers, and whether remainders could be grouped into two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Problems, Arithmetic
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Kneppers, Lenie; Elshout-Mohr, Marianne; van Boxtel, Carla; van Hout-Wolters, Bernadette – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2007
In this study we investigated the effects of two treatments supplementing students' (16 to 18 years of age and in pre-university education) regular course in economics. One treatment, labelled concept treatment, aimed at the solidification of the students' knowledge about economic concepts and their interrelations. The other treatment, labeled…
Descriptors: Economics, Economics Education, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
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Schmittau, Jean – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2004
The aim of this paper is to demonstrate that in spite of some superficial similarities the current mathematics reform in the US based on constructivist principles differs substantially from mathematical education based on Vygotskian cultural-historical theory (V.V. Davydov's mathematics program), and to illustrate the manner in which Davydov's…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Education, Constructivism (Learning)
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Zuckerman, Galina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2004
What kind of developmental potential is present in elementary schoolchildren but hindered by the traditional type of education? Half a century ago Daniel El'konin and Vasili Davydov, the leaders of Russian Vygotskian educational psychology started answering this question. They suggested that reflection is a basic human ability and it can be…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Elementary Education, Metacognition, Foreign Countries