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Learning and Instruction

2002 Volume 12, Number 1

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 8

  1. Redirecting learners' attention during training: effects on cognitive load, transfer test performance and training efficiency

    J.J.G van Merriënboer, J.G Schuurman, M.B.M de Croock & F.G.W.C Paas

    Cognitive load theory provides guidelines for improving the training of complex cognitive skills and their transfer to new situations. One guideline states that extraneous cognitive load that is... More

    pp. 11-37

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  2. Conditions and effects of example elaboration

    Robin Stark, Heinz Mandl, Hans Gruber & Alexander Renkl

    The re-analysis is aimed at extending earlier findings on example-based learning and to draw consequences for further research and instructional practice. Based on an earlier experimental study on ... More

    pp. 39-60

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  3. Assimilating complex information

    E Pollock, P Chandler & J Sweller

    Methods of instruction which are intended to facilitate understanding tend to incorporate all the information elements required for understanding in the instructions. Frequently, these types of... More

    pp. 61-86

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  4. Cognitive load theory and aging: effects of worked examples on training efficiency

    P.W.M Van Gerven, F.G.W.C Paas, J.J.G Van Merriënboer & H.G Schmidt

    Cognitive load theory (CLT) is aimed at developing training material that efficiently makes use of the available cognitive processing capacity and stimulates the learner's ability to use acquired... More

    pp. 87-105

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  5. Aids to computer-based multimedia learning

    Richard E. Mayer & Roxana Moreno

    Computer-based multimedia learning environments — consisting of pictures (such as animation) and words (such as narration) — offer a potentially powerful venue for improving student understanding. ... More

    pp. 107-119

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  6. External representation of argumentation in CSCL and the management of cognitive load

    J.M van Bruggen, P.A Kirschner & W Jochems

    Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) environments, particularly environments where students share external representations, are discussed as an interesting area for the application of... More

    pp. 121-138

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  7. Managing cognitive load—recent trends in cognitive load theory

    Maria Bannert

    pp. 139-146

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  8. Cognitive load: updating the theory?

    Martin Valcke

    This special issue presents a very varied vintage of recent theoretical developments and empirical research that help to found to a further extent the Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) as it was... More

    pp. 147-154

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