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ERIC Number: EJ1141803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1040-726X
The Expertise Reversal Effect Is a Variant of the More General Element Interactivity Effect
Chen, Ouhao; Kalyuga, Slava; Sweller, John
Educational Psychology Review, v29 n2 p393-405 Jun 2017
Within the framework of cognitive load theory, the element interactivity and the expertise reversal effects usually are not treated as closely related effects. We argue that the two effects may be intertwined with the expertise reversal effect constituting a particular example of the element interactivity effect. Specifically, the element interactivity effect relies on changes in element interactivity due to changes in the type of material being learned, while the expertise reversal effect also relies on changes in relative levels of element interactivity but in this case, due to changes in relative levels of expertise. If so, both effects rely on equivalent changes in element interactivity with the changes induced by different factors. Empirical evidence is used to support this contention.
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Language: English
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