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Learning and Instruction

1999 Volume 9, Number 4

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Learning with Interactive Graphical Representations

    Roger Saljo

    The seven articles of this theme issue deal with the use of computer-based interactive graphical representations. Studying their use will bring answers to users of static graphics in traditional... More

    pp. 303-425

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  2. Interactive Law Encoding Diagrams for learning and instruction

    Peter C-H. Cheng

    Law Encoding Diagrams (LEDs) appear to be effective for learning and instruction, because they make the underlying relations of a domain more readily accessible than do traditional representations.... More

    pp. 309-325

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  3. Balancing situativity and formality: the importance of relating a formal language to interactive graphics in logic instruction

    Jelke van der Pal & Tessa Eysink

    A situated cognition theory is presented in which situated learning is viewed from a Vygotskian perspective: the developmental situativity theory. It is assumed that learning is basically a non... More

    pp. 327-341

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  4. Representation construction, externalised cognition and individual differences

    Richard Cox

    This article discusses the cognitive differences between reasoning with self-constructed external representations (ERs) and reasoning with presented representations (e.g. textbook diagrams).... More

    pp. 343-363

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  5. Information enforcement and learning with interactive graphical systems

    Mike Dobson

    This article describes two studies which assess the benefit of using the specificity principle as a criterion for choosing between alternative graphical representations in teaching and learning.... More

    pp. 365-390

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  6. The cognitive consequences of modality assignment for educational communication: the picture in logic teaching

    Keith Stenning

    This paper describes a semantic approach to understanding the cognitive consequences for educational communication of assigning the same information to different modalities. The central idea is to ... More

    pp. 391-410

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