Dual coding theory and education

  title={Dual coding theory and education},
  author={J. J. Clark and A. Paivio},
  journal={Educational Psychology Review},
  • J. J. Clark, A. Paivio
  • Published 1991
  • Psychology
  • Educational Psychology Review
  • Dual coding theory (DCT) explains human behavior and experience in terms of dynamic associative processes that operate on a rich network of modality-specific verbal and nonverbal (or imagery) representations. We first describe the underlying premises of the theory and then show how the basic DCT mechanisms can be used to model diverse educational phenomena. The research demonstrates that concreteness, imagery, and verbal associative processes play major roles in various educational domains: the… CONTINUE READING
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