Supporting Coherence Formation in Learning from Multiple Representations

  title={Supporting Coherence Formation in Learning from Multiple Representations},
  author={T. Seufert},
  journal={Learning and Instruction},
  • T. Seufert
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology
  • Learning and Instruction
  • Abstract Multimedia learning environments combine multiple forms of representations like texts, static and animated pictures or graphs. Knowledge acquisition from multiple representations requires that the learner create referential connections between corresponding elements and corresponding structures in different representations. As this process is usually difficult, learners frequently fail to construct coherent mental representations and, thus, do not sufficiently understand the subject… CONTINUE READING
    354 Citations

    Figures from this paper

    Training for Coherence Formation When Learning From Text and Picture and the Interplay With Learners’ Prior Knowledge
    • 2
    • PDF
    The effects of directive self-explanation prompts to support active processing of multiple representations in a simulation-based learning environment
    • 62
    • Highly Influenced
    Teaching and Learning Secondary School Biology with Diagrams
    Instructional Aids to Support a Conceptual Understanding of Multiple Representations.
    • 167
    • PDF


    A time for telling
    • 915
    • PDF
    Supporting the use of external representation in problem solving: the need for flexible learning environments
    • 212
    • PDF
    Background knowledge and the construction of a situational representation from a diagram
    • 74
    Multimedia learning: Are we asking the right questions?
    • 1,334
    • PDF
    Learning with Multiple Representations
    • 238
    A Split-Attention Effect in Multimedia Learning: Evidence for Dual Processing Systems in Working Memory
    • 1,205
    • PDF