Marta Ferrero

Marta Ferrero
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid | UAM · Departamento de Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación

Doctor of Psychology

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Project-based learning (PjBL) is becoming widespread in many schools. However, the evidence of its effectiveness in the classroom is still limited, especially in basic education. The aim of the present study was to perform a systematic review of the empirical evidence assessing the impact of PjBL on academic achievement of kindergarten and elementa...
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There is sound evidence about the high prevalence of misconceptions about education among pre-service teachers. This trend continues after students complete the degree in education and once they are in the exercise of their profession. In fact, several studies show that these misconceptions are widespread among in-service teachers. Erroneous ideas...
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Teaching a diverse classroom is a challenging task. Educators are faced daily with the difficult task of making many decisions about how to educate each of their students. To do this, they mainly rely on their experience and that of their colleagues, their values, and thoughts. Although they are inherent and important in the profession of teaching,...
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Teachers around the world hold a considerable number of misconceptions about education. Consequently, schools can become epicenters for dubious practices that might jeopardize the quality of teaching and negatively influence students’ wellbeing. The main objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of refutation texts in the correction of err...
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Background: Despite major progress in global vaccination coverage, immunization rates are falling, resulting in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. This study analyses content and source of the most popular tweets related to a recent case in Spain where an unvaccinated child contracted and later died from diphtheria. Understanding the chara...
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Over the last century, sporadic research has suggested that people whose hand, eye, foot, or ear dominances are not consistently right- or left-sided are at special risk of suffering academic difficulties. This phenomenon is known as crossed laterality. Although the bulk of this research dates from 1960’s and 1970’s, crossed laterality is becoming...
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Enthusiasm for research on the brain and its application in education is growing among teachers. However, a lack of sufficient knowledge, poor communication between educators and scientists, and the effective marketing of dubious educational products has led to the proliferation of numerous ‘neuromyths’. As a first step towards designing effective...
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The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of a Reciprocal Teaching-based program (Palincsar & Brown, 1984) on the reading comprehension, reading habits, and fluency of 239 purposively selected lower-middle class students from 3rd to 6th grade (8 to 13 years of age, 49% females) from 5 public schools of Vizcaya and Álava, Spain. A pre and...
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The LEXIN database offers psycholinguistic indexes of the 13,184 different words (types) computed from 178,839 occurrences of these words (tokens) contained in a corpus of 134 beginning readers widely used in Spain. This database provides four statistical indicators: F (overall word frequency), D (index of dispersion across selected readers), U (es...
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El conocimiento fonológico es un predictor importante del rendimiento lector futuro y es una habilidad que puede entrenarse. Además, estudios realizados en muestras bilingües revelan la trasferencia de conocimiento fonológico entre unas lenguas y otras. En este estudio se entrenó el conocimiento fonológico de A., niña de 4 años y 4 meses de edad, e...

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