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Weber, Rachel C.; Denyer, Ronan; Motamed Yeganeh, Negin; Maja, Rachel; Murphy, Meagan; Martin, Stephanie; Chiu, Larissa; Nguy, Veronique; White, Katherine; Boyd, Lara – Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Learning disabilities are currently conceptualised as involving underlying weaknesses in cognitive processing, which has prompted growing interest in cognitive interventions that may alleviate learning challenges. One such programme¬†, the Arrowsmith programme, targets a broad array of cognitive domains, but has not been evaluated. This study…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Program Descriptions, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Correlation
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Kwok, F. Y.; Ansari, D. – Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
This commentary reviews and summarises the strides which neuroscience has made in our present understanding of the development of literacy and numeracy in children. Specifically, it draws attention to key insights from studies which have elucidated the possible neural mechanisms that may account for difficulties in the development of these…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Brain, Literacy, Numeracy
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Kuhn, Deanna – Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
Why are some people more effective learners than others? Despite the centrality of learning to life success, solid, comprehensive answers to this question do not yet exist. Global ability constructs do not provide adequate answers, and the case is made here for the need to go beyond them to closely examine the learning process itself and the…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Individual Differences, Cognitive Ability, Inquiry
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Renkl, Alexander – Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
In discussions about how to best foster principle-based cognitive skills, there are typically two points of dissent among researchers in the field of learning and instruction: First, should information be provided, as typical of direct instruction, or should this information be generated by the students, as typical of guided discovery or inquiry…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods, Concept Formation