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Rop, Gertjan; van Wermeskerken, Margot; de Nooijer, Jacqueline A.; Verkoeijen, Peter P. J. L.; van Gog, Tamara – Educational Psychology Review, 2018
Research on multimedia learning has shown that learning is hampered when a multimedia message includes extraneous information that is not relevant for the task, because processing the extraneous information uses up scarce attention and working memory resources. However, eye-tracking research suggests that task experience might be a boundary…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Hypothesis Testing, Interference (Learning), Eye Movements
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Hald, Lea A.; de Nooijer, Jacqueline; van Gog, Tamara; Bekkering, Harold – Educational Psychology Review, 2016
The aim of this review is to consider how current vocabulary training methods could be optimized by considering recent scientific insights in how the brain represents conceptual knowledge. We outline the findings from several methods of vocabulary training. In each case, we consider how taking an embodied cognition perspective could impact word…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Evidence Based Practice
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van Gog, Tamara; Kester, Liesbeth; Dirkx, Kim; Hoogerheide, Vincent; Boerboom, Joris; Verkoeijen, Peter P. J. L. – Educational Psychology Review, 2015
Four experiments investigated whether the testing effect also applies to the acquisition of problem-solving skills from worked examples. Experiment 1 (n?=?120) showed no beneficial effects of testing consisting of "isomorphic" problem solving or "example recall" on final test performance, which consisted of isomorphic problem…
Descriptors: Testing, Problem Solving, Performance, Comparative Analysis
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van Gog, Tamara; Sweller, John – Educational Psychology Review, 2015
The testing effect is a finding from cognitive psychology with relevance for education. It shows that after an initial study period, taking a practice test improves long-term retention compared to not taking a test and--more interestingly--compared to restudying the learning material. Boundary conditions of the effect that have received attention…
Descriptors: Testing, Learning, Retention (Psychology), Instructional Materials
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Pouw, Wim T. J. L.; van Gog, Tamara; Paas, Fred – Educational Psychology Review, 2014
Recent literature on learning with instructional manipulatives seems to call for a moderate view on the effects of perceptual and interactive richness of instructional manipulatives on learning. This "moderate view" holds that manipulatives' perceptual and interactive richness may compromise learning in two ways: (1) by imposing a…
Descriptors: Manipulative Materials, Learning, Perception, Interaction
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van Gog, Tamara; Rummel, Nikol – Educational Psychology Review, 2010
Example-based learning has been studied from different perspectives. Cognitive research has mainly focused on "worked" examples, which typically provide students with a written worked-out didactical solution to a problem to study. Social-cognitive research has mostly focused on "modeling" examples, which provide students the opportunity to observe…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Experiential Learning, Cognitive Processes, Models
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Spanjers, Ingrid A. E.; van Gog, Tamara; van Merrienboer, Jeroen J. G. – Educational Psychology Review, 2010
This article reviews studies investigating segmentation of dynamic visualizations (i.e., showing dynamic visualizations in pieces with pauses in between) and discusses two not mutually exclusive processes that might underlie the effectiveness of segmentation. First, cognitive activities needed for dealing with the transience of dynamic…
Descriptors: Visualization, Learning, Cognitive Processes, Animation
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Antonenko, Pavlo; Paas, Fred; Grabner, Roland; van Gog, Tamara – Educational Psychology Review, 2010
Application of physiological methods, in particular electroencephalography (EEG), offers new and promising approaches to educational psychology research. EEG is identified as a physiological index that can serve as an online, continuous measure of cognitive load detecting subtle fluctuations in instantaneous load, which can help explain effects of…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Medicine, Cognitive Processes, Diagnostic Tests
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Paas, Fred; van Gog, Tamara; Sweller, John – Educational Psychology Review, 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…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Research Methodology, Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings)
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van Gog, Tamara; Paas, Fred; Marcus, Nadine; Ayres, Paul; Sweller, John – Educational Psychology Review, 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…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Imitation, Observational Learning, Brain