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ERIC Number: EJ1217370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1040-726X
Exploring the Development and Research Focus of Cognitive Load Theory, as Described by Its Founders: Interviewing John Sweller, Fred Paas, and Jeroen van Merriënboer
Mavilidi, Myrto F.; Zhong, Lijia
Educational Psychology Review, v31 n2 p499-508 Jun 2019
This manuscript presents an interview with John Sweller, Fred Paas, and Jeroen van Merrienboer about cognitive load theory. It presents the views of these main founders of the theory on the progress from the first major publication on the theory in 1998 (Sweller, Van Merrienboer, & Paas, "Educational Psychology Review," 10(3), 251-296, 1998) to the current publication, 20 years later in 2018 (Sweller, Van Merrienboer, & Paas, "Educational Psychology Review,", 2019). More specifically, the interview focuses on challenges and opportunities of cognitive load theory and the associated instructional design research, the role of measurement of cognitive load and mental efficiency, as well as the instructional control of cognitive load in the cognitive load research. The interview is concluded with suggestions and advice for young researchers. [For "Cognitive Architecture and Instructional Design: 20 Years Later," see EJ1217401.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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