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Learning Principles

  • Ton de Jong
  • Tamara van Gog
  • Kathleen Jenks
  • Sarah Manlove
  • Janet van Hell
  • Jelle Jolles
  • Jeroen van Merriënboer
  • Theo van Leeuwen
  • Annemarie Boschloo
Chapter

Learning Principles

In past decades, educational research has put major efforts into the development and evaluation of ‘modern’ learning environments which are characterized by an emphasis on (structured) self-directed learning, the acquisition of insightful, conceptual, knowledge, and collaborative learning. They also embed the content in a (multimodal and multi-representational) realistic context (Mayer, 2001). The current chapter focuses on the representation of learning materials in relation to the functioning of the brain, the role of cognitive load in learning, the role of implicit learning, characteristics of insightful knowledge, higher order skills associated with (structured) self-regulated learning and learning in social situations through observation and imitation. Though the latter may also be considered an aspect of collaborative learning, to our knowledge, collaborative learning is an aspect from contemporary educational theories that has not yet been addressed by neuroscientific research.

Keywords

Cognitive Load Implicit Learning Multiple Representation Right Hemisphere Mirror Neuron System 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ton de Jong
    • 1
  • Tamara van Gog
    • 2
  • Kathleen Jenks
    • 3
  • Sarah Manlove
    • 4
  • Janet van Hell
    • 3
  • Jelle Jolles
    • 5
  • Jeroen van Merriënboer
    • 6
  • Theo van Leeuwen
    • 1
  • Annemarie Boschloo
    • 5
  1. 1.Faculty of Behavioral SciencesUniversity of TwenteEnschedeNetherlands
  2. 2.Centre for Learning Sciences and TechnologiesOpen University of the NetherlandsHeerlenNetherlands
  3. 3.Behavioural Science InstituteRadboud University NijmegenNijmegenNetherlands
  4. 4.University of TwenteEnschedeNetherlands
  5. 5.Faculty of Psychology and EducationVU University AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands
  6. 6.Open University of the NetherlandsHeerlenNetherlands

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