November 30, 2018

Inducing Self-Explanation: a Meta-Analysis

Kiran Bisra, Qing Liu, John C. Nesbit, Farimah Salimi, & Philip H. Winne

Abstract: Self-explanation is a process by which learners generate inferences about causal connections or conceptual relationships. A meta-analysis was conducted on research that investigated learning outcomes for participants who received self-explanation prompts while studying or solving problems. Our systematic search of relevant bibliographic databases identified 69 effect sizes (from 64 research reports) which met certain inclusion criteria. The overall weighted mean effect size using a random effects model was g = .55.

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