Cognitive Load During Problem Solving: Effects on Learning

@article{Sweller1988CognitiveLD,
  title={Cognitive Load During Problem Solving: Effects on Learning},
  author={John Sweller},
  journal={Cogn. Sci.},
  year={1988},
  volume={12},
  pages={257-285}
}
  • J. Sweller
  • Published 1 April 1988
  • Psychology
  • Cogn. Sci.
Considerable evidence indicates that domain specific knowledge in the form of schemas is the primary factor distinguishing experts from novices in problem-solving skill. Evidence that conventional problem-solving activity is not effective in schema acquisition is also accumulating. It is suggested that a major reason for the ineffectiveness of problem solving as a learning device, is that the cognitive processes required by the two activities overlap insufficiently, and that conventional… 

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