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Ziegler, Esther; Edelsbrunner, Peter A.; Stern, Elsbeth – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
Teacher-directed and self-directed learning have been compared across various contexts. Depending on the settings and the presentation of material, mixed benefits are found; the specific circumstances under which either condition is advantageous are unclear. We combined and reanalyzed data from two experimental studies investigating the effects of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Cheng, Hong-Yu; Ding, Qian-Ting – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
The purpose of the study was to reveal whether and how learner-centered instruction in comparison with traditional teacher-centered instruction might present unique effects on the learning behaviors and academic motivation of Chinese students. Meanwhile, it was also explored how the distinctive instructing features of Chinese teachers assuming the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Centered Learning, Teacher Student Relationship, Outcomes of Education
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Papadatou-Pastou, Marietta; Touloumakos, Anna K.; Koutouveli, Christina; Barrable, Alexia – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
Although learning styles (LS) have been recognised as a neuromyth, they remain a virtual truism within education. A point of concern is that the term LS has been used within theories that describe them using completely different notions and categorisations. This is the first empirical study to investigate education professionals'…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Teacher Attitudes, Misconceptions, Learning Theories
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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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Völlinger, Vanessa A.; Supanc, Marina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
Past research points to cooperative learning as a potentially effective means of fostering the academic and social development of students in inclusive education. This study examined the attitudes of student teachers towards the use of cooperative learning in inclusive education as well as correlating variables. In addition, potential differences…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Student Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Correlation
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Ollivier, Fanny; Noël, Yvonnick; Legrand, Aline; Bonneton-Botté, Nathalie – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
What constitutes effective teaching of arithmetical skills in early school years is still uncertain. Finger use could play a crucial role in this acquisition, but some children do not use them spontaneously and studies would be necessary to know if it is possible to teach them. This research assesses the impact of a teacher-implemented…
Descriptors: Intervention, Program Implementation, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Leung, Kim Chau – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
Previous meta-analyses on peer tutoring have mainly included studies using treatment-control/comparison design and excluded studies that adopted pre-test-post-test design. However, some recent meta-analyses on other interventions adopting pre-test-post-test design revealed that certain crucial intervention moderators should be considered when…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Teaching Methods, Research Methodology, Program Effectiveness
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Bieg, Sonja; Grassinger, Robert; Dresel, Markus – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
Characteristics of teaching are associated with the emotions students experience in the classroom; however, empirical evidence regarding longitudinal effects is scarce. The present study investigated changes in positive and negative achievement emotions (enjoyment, boredom, and anger) vis-à-vis different teacher humor types (course-related,…
Descriptors: Humor, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Emotional Response
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Baadte, Christiane – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
It was investigated whether teachers' feedback skills to support students' self-regulated learning (SRL) can be improved by short-term video-based interventions and/or direct instructions that were adapted to a SRL framework. Forty pre-service and 40 in-service teachers were assigned to a video + instruction or an instruction-only condition.…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Feedback (Response), Learning Strategies, Teacher Student Relationship
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Hilbert, Sven; Bruckmaier, Georg; Binder, Karin; Krauss, Stefan; Bühner, Markus – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
In the present study, the relationship between the mathematics grade and the three basic cognitive abilities (inhibition, working memory, and reasoning) was analyzed regarding possible alterations during elementary school. In a sample of N = 244 children, the mathematics grade was best predicted by working memory performance in the second grade…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Grades (Scholastic), Short Term Memory, Grade 2
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Kikas, Eve; Tang, Xin – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
This study examined relations between child-reported teacher emotional support, teaching practices, and children's task-persistent learning behaviour. The study was carried out in Estonia, where a students' first teacher advances with his/her students and teaches all primary subjects in the first 3 years of schooling. In total, 660 sixth-grade…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Persistence, Student Behavior, Elementary School Students
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Fischer, Jean-Paul; Sander, Emmanuel; Sensevy, Gérard; Vilette, Bruno; Richard, Jean-François – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
Ensuring students correctly understand the notion of equality is a fundamental problem in teaching mathematics. Is it possible to teach arithmetic in such a way that students do not misinterpret the equal sign "=" as indicating the result of an arithmetic operation and, consequently, viewing the arithmetic operation symbols (+, -, or x)…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness
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Tsivitanidou, Olia E.; Constantinou, Costas P.; Labudde, Peter; Rönnebeck, Silke; Ropohl, Mathias – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to investigate how reciprocal peer assessment in modeling-based learning can serve as a learning tool for secondary school learners in a physics course. The participants were 22 upper secondary school students from a gymnasium in Switzerland. They were asked to model additive and subtractive color mixing in groups of two,…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Physics
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Borleffs, Elisabeth; Glatz, Toivo K.; Daulay, Debby A.; Richardson, Ulla; Zwarts, Frans; Maassen, Ben A. M. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
Early intervention programs are generally considered the most efficient and beneficial approach to providing support to struggling beginning readers. This paper discusses the theoretical background, development, and design of, as well as the first results obtained with, GraphoGame for Standard Indonesian, a technology-enhanced learning environment…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Indonesian, Reading Skills
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Khany, Reza; Amiri, Majid – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
Theoretical developments in second or foreign language motivation research have led to a better understanding of the convoluted nature of motivation in the process of language acquisition. Among these theories, action control theory has recently shown a good deal of explanatory power in second language learning contexts and in the presence of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, High School Students, Learning Motivation, Questionnaires
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