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ERIC Number: EJ1111630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISSN: ISSN-2014-3591
Reviewing the Role of Cognitive Load, Expertise Level, Motivation, and Unconscious Processing in Working Memory Performance
Kuldas, Seffetullah; Hashim, Shahabuddin; Ismail, Hairul Nizam; Abu Bakar, Zainudin
International Journal of Educational Psychology, v4 n2 p142-169 Jun 2015
Human cognitive capacity is unavailable for conscious processing of every amount of instructional messages. Aligning an instructional design with learner expertise level would allow better use of available working memory capacity in a cognitive learning task. Motivating students to learn consciously is also an essential determinant of the capacity usage. However, motivational factors are often subject to unconscious rather than conscious emotional processing. This review sets out the need for further studies to elucidate the role of motivation and unconscious processing in the use of cognitive capacity.
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Language: English
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