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Cognitive Load During Problem Solving: Effects on Learning
  • J. Sweller
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Cogn. Sci.
  • 1 April 1988
TLDR
We propose that conventional problem-solving in the form of means-ends analysis requires a relatively large amount of cognitive processing capacity which is consequently unavailable for schema acquisition. Expand
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Cognitive Architecture and Instructional Design
Cognitive load theory has been designed to provide guidelines intended to assist in the presentation of information in a manner that encourages learner activities that optimize intellectualExpand
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Cognitive Load Theory and the Format of Instruction
Cognitive load theory suggests that effective instructional material facilitates learning by directing cognitive resources toward activities that are relevant to learning rather than towardExpand
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Element Interactivity and Intrinsic, Extraneous, and Germane Cognitive Load
In cognitive load theory, element interactivity has been used as the basic, defining mechanism of intrinsic cognitive load for many years. In this article, it is suggested that element interactivityExpand
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Instructional Design in Technical Areas
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In this book, cognitive principles and a large range of experiments have been used to devise a variety of instructional designs, with the rationale behind these techniques clearly explained. Expand
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Cognitive Load Theory and Instructional Design: Recent Developments
Cognitive load theory (CLT) originated in the 1980s and underwent substantial development and expansion in the 1990s by researchers from around the globe. As the articles in this special issueExpand
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Cognitive Load Theory
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Cognitive load theory uses evolutionary theory to consider human cognitive architecture and uses that architecture to devise novel, instructional procedures. Expand
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Why Some Material Is Difficult to Learn
The experiments reported in this article flow from the following assumptions concerning our cognitive processes: (a) Schema acquisition and automation are major learning mechanisms when dealing withExpand
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Cognitive load theory in health professional education: design principles and strategies
Context  Cognitive load theory aims to develop instructional design guidelines based on a model of human cognitive architecture. The architecture assumes a limited working memory and an unlimitedExpand
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The Use of Worked Examples as a Substitute for Problem Solving in Learning Algebra
The knowledge required to solve algebra manipulation problems and procedures designed to hasten knowledge acquisition were studied in a series of five experiments. It was hypothesized that, as occursExpand
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