Questions tagged [educational-psychology]

For questions about this field that studies how humans learn in educational settings, the effectiveness of educational interventions, the psychology of teaching, and the social psychology of schools as organizations.

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What is the correlation between self and other ratings of goal orientation?

In educational psychology goal orientation is a popular construct. In particular popular dimensions of goal orientation include performance-approach, performance-avoidance, and mastery. The studies ...
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Which is easier for human perception: type of variable before or after its name?

In some programming languages type of variable goes before it's name. In another - name goes first and then type. For example if I declare string: ...
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What are the neuroscience research findings on the importance of breaks in cognitive function and specifically learning?

When I say breaks I mean breaks between periods of the same course, breaks between two distinct courses, single days of, weekends, couple days of, few days of, longer periods of holidays of duration ...
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Can the big five personality dimensions be trained/enhanced?

Are there established methods to, say, enhance someone's conscientiousness or agreeableness? In particular, since it seems there's evidence linking positive relationship between the big five to ...
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In what areas is kindergarten most effective developmentally?

I expect that state-funded kindergarten and pre-kindergarten would be most effective in areas where there is no state-funded day-care. Additionally, I would expect it to be most beneficial to the ...
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Comparison of assessments of cognitive skills in children

What test is better in terms of its usability and informativeness - WISC-IV (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children) or BAS (British Ability Scales)?
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Learning by listening versus learning by reading

I would like to know whether there is a study in psychology which compares the effectiveness of learning by reading versus learning by listening. I would assume learning by reading is better because ...
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Is there research on effectiveness of teaching with high extraneous cognitive load?

Background While researching a particular author's mathematical exposition, I found out (directly from a primary source) that the author was probably intentionally using overly complex syntax. ...
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What studies are there about looking up answers for non-credit assignments?

Are there any (psychology) studies you've come across that are about how students perform after looking up certain answers--not all answers--for homework that is not graded? (I do not mean students ...
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What is the name of the effect whereby learning past a level increases mastery of that level?

A post in Professor Doom's blog contains the following exchange: Pitchman: “What we know for sure is, the students who score high enough for College Algebra usually took courses past College ...
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Studies about learning terms in your native language?

I've been thinking about how much time do the Czech biology teachers spend just teaching the Czech terms for the organisms which they probably won't encounter again with, considering the fact that ...
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Is there any psychometrics researches about the relationship between difficulty and grade distribution?

Is there any psychometrics researches about the relationship between difficulty and grade distribution in differnt college courses titles?
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How can I determine scoring method's reliability?

I have my data in the format of: In my study I examined 20 waldorf student and 30 traditional student using concept map. Concept maps can be scored by different scoring methods. How can I ...
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Administrating a norm-referenced test to someone with bad command of the language

Context We regularly administer tests in Greek that have (almost always) been developed in English and then translated by a corresponding Greek group and the norms re-calibrated. We found that the ...