The expertise reversal effect is a variant of the more general element interactivity effect
journal contributionposted on 31.03.2020, 12:39 by Ouhao Chen, S Kalyuga, J Sweller
© 2016, Springer Science+Business Media New York. Within the framework of cognitive load theory, the element interactivity and the expertise reversal effects usually are not treated as closely related effects. We argue that the two effects may be intertwined with the expertise reversal effect constituting a particular example of the element interactivity effect. Specifically, the element interactivity effect relies on changes in element interactivity due to changes in the type of material being learned, while the expertise reversal effect also relies on changes in relative levels of element interactivity but in this case, due to changes in relative levels of expertise. If so, both effects rely on equivalent changes in element interactivity with the changes induced by different factors. Empirical evidence is used to support this contention.
China Scholarship Council which provided a research grant (No. 201308110473)
- Mathematics Education Centre