Knowledge Objects and Mental-models

  title={Knowledge Objects and Mental-models},
  author={David Merrill and D. Wiley},
Cognitive psychology suggests that a mental-model consists of two major components: knowledge structures (schema) and processes for using this knowledge (mental operations). A major concern of instructional design is the representation and organization of subject matter content to facilitate learning. The thesis of this paper is that the careful analysis of subject matter content (knowledge) can facilitate both the external representation of knowledge for purposes of instruction (knowledge… CONTINUE READING