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Pang, Ming Fai; Go, Luis – Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
Parents in dysfunctional family situations and those in intact well-functioning families have distinct requirements for parental learning and parent education. For intact well-functioning families, a developmental-educational paradigm for parent education is more appropriate. Although school-based parent education is ideal for well-functioning…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Family Environment, Semi Structured Interviews, Workshops
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Loibl, Katharina; Rummel, Nikol – Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
Learners who lack knowledge often also lack the ability to assess their limited competence correctly. Due to the incorrect self-assessment, they are unlikely to apply strategies that would help them to acquire relevant knowledge. This effect is known as the double curse of incompetence. When students solve problems prior to being taught the…
Descriptors: Failure, Problem Solving, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Competence
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Huang, Jun Song; Kapur, Manu – Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
Successful analogical reasoning requires an analogue in a source domain to have high degrees of structural and surface similarity with a learning task in a target domain. It also requires learners to have sufficient source- and target-domain knowledge. We review the literature and speculate that "less" might create "more"; in…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Abstract Reasoning, Prior Learning, Learning Processes
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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
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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
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Roth, Wolff-Michael – Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
The dominant learning paradigms conceive of learning as the construction of something, which, depending on the particular bent of the researcher, may be "meaning", "knowledge", "conceptions", or "conceptual frameworks". However, some recent studies conducted from very different theoretical perspectives…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Learning Processes, Concept Formation, Epistemology
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