Worked examples

From Pslc
Revision as of 09:07, 6 April 2007 by Koedinger (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search

Step-by-step solutions to problems presented in textual, graphical, or video format. Worked examples sometimes provide explanations of each step and sometimes withhold them so as to encourage student self-explanation.

A large body of literature, much due to John Sweller and his cognitive load theory, has investigated the benefits of interleaving worked examples with problem-solving practice.