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2015

University of Wollongong

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Watch Your Step Children! Learning Two-Digit Numbers Through Mirror-Based Observation Of Self-Initiated Body Movements, Margina Ruiter, Sofie M. M Loyens, Fred Paas Jan 2015

Watch Your Step Children! Learning Two-Digit Numbers Through Mirror-Based Observation Of Self-Initiated Body Movements, Margina Ruiter, Sofie M. M Loyens, Fred Paas

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

It was investigated whether task-related body movements yield beneficial effects on children's learning of two-digit numbers and whether these learning effects are affected by mirror-based self-observation of those movements. Participants were 118 first-graders, who were randomly assigned to two movement conditions and two non-movement control conditions. In the movement conditions, children were instructed to build two-digit numbers by making and simultaneously verbalizing out loud different sized steps representing the smaller units the numbers consisted of (e.g., the number "36" was construed by saying out loud "10," "20," "30," "35," "36," while making three big steps, one medium, and ...


Therapeutic Relationships In Child-Centered Personal Construct Psychotherapy: Experiments In Constructions Of Self, Deborah Truneckova, Linda L. Viney Jan 2015

Therapeutic Relationships In Child-Centered Personal Construct Psychotherapy: Experiments In Constructions Of Self, Deborah Truneckova, Linda L. Viney

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

As personal construct psychology is person-centered, child-centered personal construct psychotherapy sets out to have the child the central subject for any psychological enquiry. Child-centered personal construct psychotherapy is developed from the theoretical and practice-based assumptions of personal construct psychology and practiced through the medium of play therapy. Effective psychological change occurs when the child's self-theory is elaborated through the extension and definition of the core construct self-other, with the therapist's construing of the child becoming primary evidence of how the child understands self. Clinical material is provided to further illustrate our child-centered psychotherapeutic approach.


Self-Determined Pedagogy And The Amotivated Student: Influence On Student Game Play, Dana J. Perlman Jan 2015

Self-Determined Pedagogy And The Amotivated Student: Influence On Student Game Play, Dana J. Perlman

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

An aspect deemed important in regards to student learning in physical education is the ability to demonstrate diverse skills within a variety of movement settings (National Association for Sport and Physical Education, 2004). Alderman, Beighle and Pangrazi (2006) suggest that motivation is a powerful influence on student learning of importance to this study is how to facilitate learning (i.e. psychomotor and cognitive) for students with low levels of motivation. The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of self-determined pedagogy on amotivated student‟s motivation and game play. 81 (Male=41; Female=40) amotivated students were engaged ...


The Nature And Importance Of Self-Regulation In Early Childhood: Factor Structure And Predictive Validity, David Hammer, Edward Melhuish, Steven J. Howard Jan 2015

The Nature And Importance Of Self-Regulation In Early Childhood: Factor Structure And Predictive Validity, David Hammer, Edward Melhuish, Steven J. Howard

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Abstract presented at the 17th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, 8-12 September, Braga, Portugal


Enhancing Children's Ability To Self-Regulate Through Interactive Stories, Thomasin Powell, Steven J. Howard Jan 2015

Enhancing Children's Ability To Self-Regulate Through Interactive Stories, Thomasin Powell, Steven J. Howard

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Abstract presented at The Inaugural Early Start Conference, 28-30 September 2015, Wollongong, Australia


Investigating The Optimal Amount Of Interactive Reading For Improved Mental And Behavioural Self-Control, Elena Vasseleu, Steven J. Howard Jan 2015

Investigating The Optimal Amount Of Interactive Reading For Improved Mental And Behavioural Self-Control, Elena Vasseleu, Steven J. Howard

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Abstract presented at The Inaugural Early Start Conference, 28-30 September 2015, Wollongong, Australia


Enhancing Self-Regulation In Young Children, Steven J. Howard Jan 2015

Enhancing Self-Regulation In Young Children, Steven J. Howard

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Presentation from The Inaugural Early Start Conference, 28-30 September 2015, Wollongong, Australia


Enhancing Executive Function And Self-Regulation In Young Children, Steven J. Howard Jan 2015

Enhancing Executive Function And Self-Regulation In Young Children, Steven J. Howard

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Presentation made at the American Psychological Association 2015 Convention, 6-9 August 2015, Toronto, Canada


Antecedents Of Self-Regulation In Early Childhood, David Hammer, Edward Melhuish, Steven J. Howard Jan 2015

Antecedents Of Self-Regulation In Early Childhood, David Hammer, Edward Melhuish, Steven J. Howard

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Abstract presented at The Inaugural Early Start Conference, 28-30 September 2015, Wollongong, Australia


A Study Of Self-Determined Motivation Toward Physical Education Among Different Levels Of Schooling, Dana J. Perlman Jan 2015

A Study Of Self-Determined Motivation Toward Physical Education Among Different Levels Of Schooling, Dana J. Perlman

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Educational research is continously examining the changes and progress of students throughout their educational career. Understanding student change is a critical element in creating learning settings that can meet the diverse needs of students. An area of inquiry important to the education, engagement and learning of students is their motivation or self-determination. Researchers commonly make an inference that motivation decreases as student's progress throughout their academic career, yet no empirical evidence has been gathered to support these claims. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the self-determined motivation toward physical education of three different groups of students ...


How Primary School Students Can Self-Manage Cognitive Load When Presented With Redundant Information, Faisal Mirza, Shirley Agostinho, Sharon K. Tindall-Ford, Fred Paas Jan 2015

How Primary School Students Can Self-Manage Cognitive Load When Presented With Redundant Information, Faisal Mirza, Shirley Agostinho, Sharon K. Tindall-Ford, Fred Paas

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Abstract presented at the 8th Cognitive Load Theory Conference, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, June 15th - 17th, 2015.


Computer-Based Learning Of Geometry From Integrated And Split Attention Worked Examples: The Power Of Self-Management, Sharon K. Tindall-Ford, Shirley Agostinho, Sahar Bokosmaty, Fred Paas, Paul A. Chandler Jan 2015

Computer-Based Learning Of Geometry From Integrated And Split Attention Worked Examples: The Power Of Self-Management, Sharon K. Tindall-Ford, Shirley Agostinho, Sahar Bokosmaty, Fred Paas, Paul A. Chandler

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

This research investigated the viability of learning by self-managing split-attention worked examples as an alternative to learning by studying instructor-managed integrated worked examples. Secondary school students learning properties of angles on parallel lines were taught to integrate spatially separated text and diagrammatic information by using online tools to physically move text to associated parts of a diagram. The moving of text aimed to reduce learners' need to search between text and diagram, freeing cognitive resources for learning and affording learners' control of their learning materials. The main hypotheses that learners who self-manage split-attention worked examples would perform better on test ...


An Investigation Of Teachers' Awareness And Willingness To Engage With A Self-Directed Professional Development Package On Gifted And Talented Education, Kylie Fraser-Seeto, Steven J. Howard, Stuart Woodcock Jan 2015

An Investigation Of Teachers' Awareness And Willingness To Engage With A Self-Directed Professional Development Package On Gifted And Talented Education, Kylie Fraser-Seeto, Steven J. Howard, Stuart Woodcock

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Despite recognising the importance of educators in meeting the needs of gifted and talented students, research indicates that teachers often lack the essential knowledge, skills and confidence to identify and meet the needs of gifted and talented students. Evidence suggests this lack of preparation may be related to teachers' professional development. This quantitative study of 96 primary school teachers aimed to provide an initial insight into the knowledge and uptake of the 2005 DEST/GERRIC Gifted and Talented Training Package. It further aimed to give some insight into teachers' opinions and behaviours as it pertains to this mode of professional ...


The Oculus Rift: A Cost-Effective Tool For Studying Visual-Vestibular Interactions In Self-Motion Perception, Juno Kim, Charles Y. Chung, Shinji Nakamura, Stephen Palmisano, Sieu Khuu Jan 2015

The Oculus Rift: A Cost-Effective Tool For Studying Visual-Vestibular Interactions In Self-Motion Perception, Juno Kim, Charles Y. Chung, Shinji Nakamura, Stephen Palmisano, Sieu Khuu

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

For years now, virtual reality devices have been applied in the field of vision science in an attempt to improve our understanding of perceptual principles underlying the experience of self-motion. Some of this research has been concerned with exploring factors involved in the visually-induced illusory perception of self-motion, known as vection. We examined the usefulness of the cost-effective Oculus Rift in generating vection in seated observers. This device has the capacity to display optic flow in world coordinates by compensating for tracked changes in 3D head orientation. We measured vection strength in three conditions of visual compensation for head movement ...