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Reber, Rolf; Hetland, Hilde; Chen, Weiqin; Norman, Elisabeth; Kobbeltvedt, Therese – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2009
We investigated example choice as a new method for the teaching of formal theoretical principles. Formal principles are presented with several examples from different topics, and students choose the one that interests them most. Example choice might be related to prior knowledge, interest, or perceived control. In an experimental study, we…
Descriptors: Selection, Student Interests, Prior Learning, Concept Teaching