Chapter 9. Put Working Memory to Work with Germane Load
INPART IIWE FOCUSED ON WAYS to minimize unproductive sources of cognitive load called extraneous load. In this chapter we shift our attention to a form of cognitive load that leads to learning called germane load. Your instruction should minimize extraneous cognitive load to free working memory for germane load. We present research, the psychological rationale, and examples to support the following guidelines for promoting germane cognitive load:
Guidelines for Imposing Germane Cognitive Load
21. Use diverse worked examples to foster transfer of learning.
22. Help learners exploit examples through ...
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