Selecting Learning Tasks : Effects of Adaptation and Shared Control on Learning Efficiency and Task Involvement

  title={Selecting Learning Tasks : Effects of Adaptation and Shared Control on Learning Efficiency and Task Involvement},
  author={Gemma Corbalan and Liesbeth Kester and Jeroen J. G. van Merri{\"e}nboer},
Complex skill acquisition by performing authentic learning tasks is constrained by limited working memory capacity (Baddeley, 1992). To prevent cognitive overload, task difficulty and support of each newly selected learning task can be adapted to the learner’s competence level and perceived task load, either by some external agent, the learner herself, or both. Health sciences students (N = 55) participated in a study using a 2x2 factorial design with the factors adaptation (present or absent… CONTINUE READING

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