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Leber, Jasmin; Renkl, Alexander; Nückles, Matthias; Wäschle, Kristin – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
According to the model of constructive alignment, learners adjust their learning strategies to the announced assessment (backwash effect). Hence, when teaching for understanding, the assessment method should be aligned with this teaching goal to ensure that learners engage in corresponding learning strategies. A quasi-experimental field study with…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Testing Problems, Educational Objectives, Learning Motivation
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Hung, Guo-Tsai; Hong, Huang-Yao – Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This study investigated the effects of two different pedagogical approaches on the development of college students' innovation-oriented cultural views. First, an initial cultural view survey (n = 126) was implemented; then another quasi-experiment was employed using two treatment conditions: the control condition (n = 45) employed a…
Descriptors: College Students, Knowledge Level, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Kuhn, Deanna; Moore, Wendy – Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
We report on an extended effort to introduce and evaluate argumentation as a stand-alone component of the middle-school curriculum. The dialogic-focused curriculum continued over two school years and from a research perspective benefitted from the availability of a closely-matched comparison group who participated in a parallel but non-dialogic…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Core Curriculum, Middle Schools, Middle School Students