publication . Doctoral thesis . 2012

Puzzling with potential: dynamic testing of analogical reasoning in children

Stevenson, Claire Elisabeth;
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  • Published: 13 Sep 2012
  • Publisher: Division of Developmental and Educational Psychology, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Leiden University
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Assessment procedures are frequent in children's school careers; however, measuring potential for learning has remained a puzzle. Dynamic testing is a method to assess cognitive potential that includes training in the assessment process. The goal of this thesis project was to develop a new dynamic test of analogical reasoning for school children. The main aims were to (1) investigate factors that influence children’s differences in performance and change during dynamic testing and (2) examine the predictive value of dynamic measures on children’s school performance. Children showed great variation in cognitive potential. Higher ability children generally require...
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Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Dynamic testing, Cognitive potential, Learning potential, Educational assessment, Item response theory, Explanatory IRT, Cognitive development, Analogical reasoning, Working memory, Transfer
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