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ERIC Number: EJ830469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1040-726X
The Mirror Neuron System and Observational Learning: Implications for the Effectiveness of Dynamic Visualizations
van Gog, Tamara; Paas, Fred; Marcus, Nadine; Ayres, Paul; Sweller, John
Educational Psychology Review, v21 n1 p21-30 Mar 2009
Learning by observing and imitating others has long been recognized as constituting a powerful learning strategy for humans. Recent findings from neuroscience research, more specifically on the mirror neuron system, begin to provide insight into the neural bases of learning by observation and imitation. These findings are discussed here, along with their potential consequences for the design of instruction, focusing in particular on the effectiveness of dynamic vs. static visualizations.
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Language: English
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