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Piolat, Annie; Roussey, Jean-Yves – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1991
Presents study results on text revision strategies using a simplified word processor that records movements of linguistic units. Reports that adult subjects used the simultaneous strategy for correcting narrative and local-then-global strategy for correcting description whereas children used the local-then-global strategy for the narrative, but no…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Cognitive Development, Computer Software, Foreign Countries
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Hidi, Suzanne; McLaren, John A. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1991
Describes a Canadian study attempting to relate the motivating power of interest to children's writing performance by supplementing background knowledge with topic relevant information. Reports that children with tutorial support on high interest subjects performed no better than others. Concludes that the motivational power of interesting topics…
Descriptors: Curiosity, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Grade 6
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Esperet, Eric – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1991
Presents a critical overview of trends in research on writing skills. Defines criteria for the studies based on current cognitive writing models. Includes treatments designed to change writer activity by influencing knowledge and cognitive functions. Discusses acquisition of knowledge or expert skills, interaction with other writers, and computer…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Andriessen, Jerry E. B. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1991
Presents a study in which children considered alternative continuations of a text through a computer program. Reports that subjects were to monitor text production and correct coherence problems. Discusses reason levels: (1) implicit, local reasoning; (2) attention to global text characteristics; and (3) considerations on the function of…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cohesion (Written Composition), Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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Blaye, Agnes; And Others – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1992
Reviews research on interactive computer learning. Examines the extent to which learner-computer interaction and learner-learner interaction can interfere with or support one another. Finds that viewing collaborative learning as joint negotiation of a common problem helps to define optimal characteristics of educational software. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Computer Software, Computer Software Evaluation
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