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Interactive Example-Based Learning Environments: Using Interactive Elements to Encourage Effective Processing of Worked Examples

Atkinson, Robert K ; Renkl, Alexander

Educational Psychology Review, September 2007, Vol.19(3), p.375 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Interactive Example-Based Learning Environments: Using Interactive Elements to Encourage Effective Processing of Worked Examples
  • Author/Creator: Atkinson, Robert K ; Renkl, Alexander
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Computer Assisted Instruction ; Learner Controlled Instruction ; Educational Environment ; Study Habits ; Interaction ; Learning Strategies ; Cognitive Processes ; Educational Psychology ; Educational Research ; Education ; Psychology
  • Is Part Of: Educational Psychology Review, September 2007, Vol.19(3), p.375
  • Description: This review describes parts of our research program on example-based learning that relates to recent efforts to incorporate interactive elements into learning environments designed to support learning from worked-out examples. Since most learners spontaneously study or process examples in a very passive or superficial manner, this review focuses on how a variety of specific interactive elements in example-based leaning environments are capable of encouraging learners to actively process the examples. The review begins with an overview of the literature on worked examples and the associated self-explanation, which is important given that the quality of self-explanation is a major factor in determining whether learners benefit from studying examples. The review notes that example-based learning environments tend to be effective but often promote passive processing. It then highlights the strengths and limitations of three types interactivity introduced to example-based learning...
  • Identifier: ISSN: 1040-726X ; E-ISSN: 1573-336X ; DOI: 10.1007/s10648-007-9055-2