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Frost, Jørgen; Ottem, Ernst – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The Myself-As-a-Learner scale (MALS) has been constructed to assess academic self-concept (Burden, R. L. [2000]. "The Myself As a Learner Scale." Birmingham: Imaginative Minds; Burden, R. L. [2012]. "The Myself As a Learner Scale" [2nd ed.]. Cognitive Education Development Centre, Graduate School of Education, University of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Control Groups, Vocabulary Development, Experimental Groups
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Frost, Jørgen; Ottem, Ernst; Hagtvet, Bente E.; Snow, Catherine E. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
In the present study, 81 Norwegian students were taught the meaning of words by the Word Generation (WG) method and 51 Norwegian students were taught by an approach inspired by the Thinking Schools (TS) concept. Two sets of words were used: a set of words to be trained and a set of non-trained control words. The two teaching methods yielded no…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Norwegian, Vocabulary Development, Scores
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Frost, Jørgen; Ottem, Ernst; Snow, Catherine E.; Hagtvet, Bente E.; Lyster, Solveig Alma Helaas; White, Claire – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Two ways of measuring change are presented and compared: A conventional "change score", defined as the difference between scores before and after an interim period, and a process-oriented approach focusing on detailed analysis of conceptually defined response patterns. The validity of the two approaches was investigated. Vocabulary…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Scores, Knowledge Level, Vocabulary Development
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Ottem, Ernst; Jakobsen, Unni – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2004
The current popular case against the use of standardised ability tests in bilingual assessment is not as unequivocal as may be commonly assumed. Evidence currently available indicates that such tests generally measure the same constructs, with equal accuracy, regardless of language backgrounds. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to this…
Descriptors: Psycholinguistics, Profiles, Monolingualism, Bilingualism
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Ottem, Ernst – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2002
Studied the complementary nature of Illinois Test of Psycholingusitic Abilities (ITPA) and Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Revised (WISC-R) in a sample of 60 language-impaired children. Results suggest that the ITPA is more sensitive to differences in children's verbal and performance abilities than the WISC-R. (SLD)
Descriptors: Children, Intelligence Tests, Language Impairments, Test Use