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Title: The mirror-neuron system and observational learning: Implications for the effectiveness of dynamic visualizations.
Authors: Van Gog, Tamara
Paas, Fred
Marcus, Nadine
Ayres, Paul
Sweller, John
Keywords: Mirror-neuron system
Learning by observing
Learning by imitation
Instructional design
Dynamic visualizations
Static visualizations
Cognitive load theory
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Springer
Abstract: Learning by observing and imitating others, has long been recognized as constituting a powerful learning strategy for humans. Recent findings from neuroscience research, more specifically, on the mirror-neuron system, begin to provide insight into the neural bases of learning by observation and imitation. These findings are discussed here, along with their potential consequences for the design of instruction, focusing in particular on the effectiveness of dynamic vs. static visualizations.
Description: Van Gog, T., Paas, F., Marcus, N., Ayres, P., & Sweller, J. (2009). The mirror-neuron system and observational learning: Implications for the effectiveness of dynamic visualizations. Educational Psychology Review, 21, 21-30.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1820/1858
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