10. Applying the Segmenting and Pretraining Principles: Managing Complexity by Breaking a Lesson into Parts

  1. Ruth Colvin Clark and
  2. Richard E. Mayer

Published Online: 4 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255971.ch10

e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning, Third Edition

e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning, Third Edition

How to Cite

Clark, R. C. and Mayer, R. E. (2011) Applying the Segmenting and Pretraining Principles: Managing Complexity by Breaking a Lesson into Parts, in e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning, Third Edition, Pfeiffer, San Francisco, CA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118255971.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 1 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470874301

Online ISBN: 9781118255971

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Keywords:

  • continuous lesson;
  • bite-size segment;
  • principle segmentation;
  • complexity management;
  • pretraining principle

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Segmenting Principle: Break a Continuous Lesson into Bite-Size Segments

  • Psychological Reasons for the Segmenting Principle

  • Evidence for Breaking a Continuous Lesson into Bite-Size Segments

  • Pretraining Principle: Ensure That Learners Know the Names and Characteristics of Key Concepts

  • Psychological Reasons for the Pretraining Principle

  • Evidence for Providing Pretraining in Key Concepts

  • What We Don't Know About Segmenting and Pretraining