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Soysal, Yilmaz – Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
This study intended to explore elementary and middle school science teachers' metadiscourse moves (MDMs) in Vygotskian perspective. MDMs indicates teacher-led attempts to cognitively engage students in classroom's verbal occurrences. Participants of the study were 71 fifth, sixth, and seventh-grade students and their science teachers (two females,…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Science Teachers, Classroom Communication, Discourse Analysis
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Stoten, David William – Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Self-regulated learning (SRL) is a fertile ground for research into learning in higher education. Until now, the dominant research methodology has concentrated on quantitative analyses of separate components within the Zimmerman model with the aim of isolating possible factors in learning trajectories and evaluating their relative importance in…
Descriptors: Reflection, Diaries, Metacognition, Self Management
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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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Tobin, Kenneth – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
I begin with a review of our research on meditation, mindfulness, expressed emotions, and physiological variability while teaching. Then, through the theoretical lenses of polyvagal theory, I examine an event from our ongoing research in which a teacher had very low levels of blood oxygenation. Apparently, her body switched from parasympathetic to…
Descriptors: Role, Metacognition, Life Style, Intervention
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Higgins, Joanna; Eden, Raewyn – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Mindfulness practices are increasingly used in classrooms to enhance the well-being dimensions of learning environments. New Zealand policy documents draw on a bicultural perspective that promotes a holistic framing of well-being. This paper will consider the transformative possibilities of a mindfulness-based breathing intervention in two New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Relaxation Training, Attention Control, Well Being
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King, Donna; Henderson, Senka; Sandhu, Maryam – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Abdominal deep breathing (DB) has been used in conjunction with paying attention on purpose to the present moment as a mindfulness tool to help students develop skills for managing emotions. While studies are emerging that investigate outcomes of mindfulness practices with adolescents, how to implement such practices, and students' reactions to…
Descriptors: Relaxation Training, Attention Control, Metacognition, Stress Management
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Khng, Kiat Hui – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Since the formal introduction of mindfulness-based practices (MBPs) into clinical settings in the late 1970s, a growing body of research has demonstrated their benefits in diverse settings, from clinical programmes, business and sports, to education. Along with the development of standardised mindfulness-based programmes in the areas of clinical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Attention
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Luitel, Bal Chandra – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Exploring ways to develop a transformative curriculum vision for mathematics education that is inclusive to opposing perspectives and ideologies, this mindful inquiry explores "mindless" views embedded in the mathematics curriculum of Nepal; explores narrowly conceived disempowering assumptions within it; engages in dialectical…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries, Metacognition
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Taylor, Elisabeth (Lily) – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Alienation and moral disengagement have been described in the literature as some of the key factors for making some people more vulnerable to violent extremism. In this paper, I explore how mindfulness training, especially when paired with art therapy strategies, has great potential for supporting targeted educational measures for building…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Art Therapy, Violence, Antisocial Behavior
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Bai, Heesoon; Cohen, Avraham; Miyakawa, Muga; Falkenberg, Thomas – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This paper calls for ethical responsibility to manifest a holistic, embodied, and deeply relational vision of what it means to actualise fuller human flourishing than how we, humanity as a whole, are behaving currently. A thesis is presented that humanity is experiencing an arrest within the trajectory of species' psychological development and…
Descriptors: Attention Control, Metacognition, Maturity (Individuals), Self Actualization
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Martínez Ruiz, Xicoténcatl – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
The goal of this article is to identify and discuss the challenges and main problems associated with the interrelations between mindfulness and metacognition, and to provide strategic options for the future to deal with the potential of both in educational scenarios. Two central questions are the guidance: how is it possible to think about…
Descriptors: Attention Control, Metacognition, Philosophy, Epistemology
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Jan, Mingfong – Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This paper examines two research perspectives on learning--developmental psychology and the learning sciences. We compare and contrast works from two leading researchers--Deanna Kuhn and Ann Brown--as a way to illustrate how questions and research on learning, such as problem-solving, inquiry, metacognition, self-directed learning, are raised and…
Descriptors: Developmental Psychology, Learning Processes, Individual Differences, Cultural Context