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dc.contributor.authorKester, Liesbeth-
dc.contributor.authorKirschner, Paul A.-
dc.contributor.authorVan Merriënboer, Jeroen-
dc.descriptionKester, L., Kirschner, P.A., & Van Merriënboer, J.J.G. (2004). Information presentation and troubleshooting in electrical circuits. International Journal of Science Education, 26, 239-256.en_US
dc.description.abstractWhile learning a complex skill in science using a computer-based simulation, optimal timing of information presentation facilitates learning and enhances test performance. An optimal information presentation format is proposed: supportive information is presented before practicing a skill and procedural information is presented during practice. Four information presentation formats were compared in a factorial design with the factors timing of supportive information (before or during task practice) and timing of procedural information (before or during task practice). Eighty-eight third year high school students (37 male, 51 female; mean age = 14 years, SD = 0.52) participated in the experiment. Information searching behaviour and transfer test performance were studied. The information searching behaviour confirms the hypothesis. Findings on the transfer test are less clear due to a bottom effect.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_US
dc.subjectInformation presentationen_US
dc.subjectCognitive loaden_US
dc.titleInformation presentation and troubleshooting in electrical circuitsen_US
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