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Fostering Active Processing of Instructional Explanations of Learners with High and Low Prior Knowledge
European Journal of Psychology of Education Vol. 26, No. 4 (December 2011) pp. 435–452
Despite the potential advantages of instructional explanations, evidence indicates that they are usually ineffective. Subsequent work has shown that in order to make instructional explanations effective indeed, one successful strategy is to combine...
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 37, No. 6 (November 2009) pp. 537–563
Effective instructional explanations help the students to construct coherent mental representations. To do so, one condition is that they must be tailored to students' needs. It is hypothesized that explanations are more helpful if they also...