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ERIC Number: EJ883814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1040-726X
Cognitive Load Theory: New Conceptualizations, Specifications, and Integrated Research Perspectives
Paas, Fred; van Gog, Tamara; Sweller, John
Educational Psychology Review, v22 n2 p115-121 Jun 2010
Over the last few years, cognitive load theory has progressed and advanced rapidly. The articles in this special issue, which document those advances, are based on contributions to the 3rd International Cognitive Load Theory Conference (2009), Heerlen, The Netherlands. The articles of this special issue on cognitive load theory discuss new conceptualizations of the different categories of cognitive load, an integrated research perspective of process-oriented and cognitive load approaches to collaborative learning, an integrated research perspective of cognitive and social-cognitive approaches to example-based learning, and a specification of the theory focusing on the acquisition of generalized knowledge structures as a means to facilitate flexible problem-solving skills. This article provides a short introduction to the theory, discusses some of its recent advances, and provides an overview of the contributions to this issue.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands