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Validating a survey for self-reporting cognitive load
written by Jeremy Munsell, Tianlong Zu, and N. Sanjay Rebello
Cognitive load theory (CLT) describes the usage of working memory resources during problem solving. CLT is a tripartite scheme that serves as a theoretical framework to motivate the design of instructional materials. Intrinsic load is directly related to learning objectives, while extraneous load refers to the resources wasted by attending to irrelevant information, and germane load is affiliated with generative processing. A semi-structured interview was conducted with N=13 participants to validate a cognitive load survey that was provided to students upon completion of a physics exam to determine the subjective cognitive load that students experienced while solving the exam questions. The survey consists of eight statements designed to delineate the different types of load. Interview participants were asked to group statements into any of three piles based on thematic similarity, and answer questions that probed their understanding of the statements. Participants overall grouped survey items as per the triarchic model proposed by CLT, thus validating the survey.
Physics Education Research Conference 2018
Part of the PER Conference series
Washington, DC: August 1-2, 2018
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Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
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- Cognition
- Learning Theory
- Sample Population
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- Lower Undergraduate
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J. Munsell, T. Zu, and N. Rebello, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14828&DocID=4975).
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J. Munsell, T. Zu, and N. Rebello, Validating a survey for self-reporting cognitive load, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14828&DocID=4975>.
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Munsell, J., Zu, T., & Rebello, N. (2018, August 1-2). Validating a survey for self-reporting cognitive load. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC. Retrieved March 3, 2021, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14828&DocID=4975
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Munsell, J, T. Zu, and N. Rebello. "Validating a survey for self-reporting cognitive load." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, August 1-2, 2018. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14828&DocID=4975 (accessed 3 March 2021).
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Munsell, Jeremy, Tianlong Zu, and N. Sanjay Rebello. "Validating a survey for self-reporting cognitive load." Physics Education Research Conference 2018. Washington, DC: 2018. of PER Conference. 3 Mar. 2021 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14828&DocID=4975>.
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