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Li, Guofang – Theory Into Practice, 2012
How do second-language learners become successful readers and writers? This article examines the importance of social networks to English language learners' reading and writing development. It describes different family, peer, and virtual social networks that ELLs can utilize to engage in online and offline reading and writing (especially related…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Popular Culture, Second Language Learning, Social Networks
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Jang, Eun-Young; Jimenez, Robert T. – Theory Into Practice, 2011
Studies on second language (L2) learners' strategies tended to characterize strategies as individual learners' cognitive predispositions or personality traits, leaving a critical question unanswered: Why do learners use different strategies in different contexts? From a sociocultural perspective, this article pursued this question by focusing on…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies, Language Skills
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Conley, Mark W.; Wise, Antoinette – Theory Into Practice, 2011
Researchers, policymakers, and educators face a daunting task these days concerning literacy education for the here and now and literacy for the future. Even though one clings to the romantic notion that education provides the building blocks in a straight line to a meaningful future, the reality is that mixed goals and instructional messages…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Technological Advancement, Educational Change, Literacy Education
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Alvermann, Donna E.; Wilson, Amy Alexandra – Theory Into Practice, 2011
This article highlights examples from a middle-school science teacher's instruction using multimodal texts. Its importance lies in reconciling narrowed definitions of reading (and hence reading instruction) with the need to develop students' critical awareness as they engage with multiple sign systems, or semiotic resources, used for constructing…
Descriptors: Soil Science, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Intermode Differences
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Davis, Dennis S. – Theory Into Practice, 2011
Many studies of comprehension strategies instruction rely on an internalization metaphor of strategy learning. In this view, strategies eventually enter students' heads after repeated interactions with teachers who introduce strategies and control how they are used. In this article, the author discusses the limitations of the internalization view…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Figurative Language, Cognitive Style, Grade 5
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Garcia, Georgia Earnest; Pearson, P. David; Taylor, Barbara M.; Bauer, Eurydice B.; Stahl, Katherine A. D. – Theory Into Practice, 2011
Researchers have reported that two types of instructional approaches--strategy instruction and high-level talk about text--lead to reading comprehension improvement in elementary-age students. One hypothesis is that both approaches have similar student outcomes because they develop high-level thinking about text. This article examines the…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Reading Comprehension, Low Income, Teaching Methods
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Andrade, Heidi; Valtcheva, Anna – Theory Into Practice, 2009
Criteria-referenced self-assessment is a process during which students collect information about their own performance or progress; compare it to explicitly stated criteria, goals, or standards; and revise accordingly. The authors argue that self-assessment must be a formative type of assessment, done on drafts of works in progress: It should not…
Descriptors: Criteria, Formative Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods
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Goker, Suleyman Davut – Theory Into Practice, 2006
Around the world there are many schools where native speakers of other languages study English as a foreign language (EFL). In this article, I introduce a school-based reflective management model (SBRM) for such EFL schools. The model centers on creating a learning community where all changes involve reflective learning and growth for students,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reflective Teaching
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Livingston, Kay; Condie, Rae – Theory Into Practice, 2006
Just as the workplace, for many adults, has been transformed by the introduction of information and communication technology (ICT), expectations are high that educational establishments, particularly schools, will follow suit. This article explores the impact of technology on learning and teaching in the classroom. It draws on the findings of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Technology Uses in Education, Online Courses
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Mayer, Richard E. – Theory into Practice, 2002
Examines the six categories that make up the cognitive process dimension of Bloom's Taxonomy Table, as well as the 19 specific cognitive processes that fit within them. After describing three learning outcomes, the paper focuses on retention versus transfer of learning and rote versus meaningful learning, discussing how teaching and assessment can…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Learning Strategies
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Zimmerman, Barry J. – Theory into Practice, 2002
Provides a theoretical overview of self-regulated learning, considering prospects of developing self-regulation within novice learners. The paper discusses students' self-regulation as a way to compensate for their individual differences in learning, defining the essential qualities of academic self-regulation, describing the structure and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Learning Strategies
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Butler, Deborah L. – Theory into Practice, 2002
Discusses instructional practices to help college students with learning disabilities, showing how models of self-regulated learning characterize knowledge, beliefs, and skills that students with learning disabilities need to succeed in school and presenting the Strategic Content Learning (SCL) model, which promotes self-regulated learning. The…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies
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Pajares, Frank – Theory into Practice, 2002
Examines the relationship between gender, self-efficacy, and self-regulated learning, explaining that students' self- efficacy beliefs influence their academic performance in many ways. Although social cognitive theory does not endow gender with motivating properties, research suggests that students view certain educational domains as male and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Gender Issues, Higher Education, Learning Strategies
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Martinez-Pons, Manuel – Theory into Practice, 2002
Discusses recent theory and research on parental activities that influence children's academic self-regulatory development, describing a social-cognitive perspective on academic self- regulation which assumes parents function as implicit and explicit social models for their children and socially support their emulation and adaptive use of…
Descriptors: Child Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies, Parent Influence
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Newman, Richard S. – Theory into Practice, 2002
Adaptive help seeking is a unique strategy of self-regulated learning that involves social interaction with others. This paper discusses ways in which teachers can satisfy students' self-system needs and contribute to their competencies and motivational resources required for adaptive help seeking. It also discusses how peers, within the classroom…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Higher Education, Learning Problems, Learning Strategies
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