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  • Marc Eckhardt
  • Detlef Urhahne
  • Olaf Conrad
  • Ute Harms
Titel in ÜbersetzungHow effective is instructional support for learning with computer simulations?
The study examined the effects of two different instructional interventions as support for scientific discovery learning using computer simulations. In two well-known categories of difficulty, data interpretation and self-regulation, instructional interventions for learning with computer simulations on the topic "ecosystem water" were developed and tested using a sample of 124 eighth graders in science classes. The results demonstrate the effectiveness of instructional support for domain-specific factual, conceptual, and procedural knowledge acquisition. Students who received either only instructional support for data interpretation or only for self-regulation achieved the highest learning outcomes. However, a combination of instructional support for data interpretation and self-regulation seemed detrimental for knowledge acquisition. Students who received instructional interventions for both data interpretation and self-regulation also showed the highest values of perceived cognitive load. High cognitive load could be a reason for why a combination of particular instructional interventions does not lead to the expected positive learning outcomes.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
ZeitschriftInstructional Science
Band41
Ausgabe1
Seiten (von - bis)105-124
Seitenumfang20
ISSN0020-4277
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ZustandVeröffentlicht - 01.01.2013

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  • Ziele und Modelle

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