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|Title:||Do Higher Levels of Arousal Predict Better Learning? An Investigation of Learning and Physiological Responses|
Davis, Joan M.
Bransford, John D.
|Publisher:||International Society of the Learning Sciences, Inc.|
|Citation:||Lee, T., Davis, J. M., Vye, N., & Bransford, J. D. (2008). Do Higher Levels of Arousal Predict Better Learning? An Investigation of Learning and Physiological Responses. In Kanselaar, G., Jonker, V., Kirschner, P. A., & Prins, F. J. (Eds.), International Perspectives in the Learning Sciences: Cre8ing a learning world. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for the Learning Sciences – ICLS 2008, Volumes 3 (pp. 72-74). Utrecht, The Netherlands: International Society of the Learning Sciences.|
|Abstract:||The ability to connect new information to relevant, previously acquired knowledge can facilitate comprehension and memory. This study shows that the addition of person knowledge, or knowledge organized around familiar people, in the design of learning materials has the potential to improve learning while decreasing the amount of effort and attention exerted by the learner; this is measured through skin conductance levels as a physiological correlate of attention. Findings provide explanatory evidence for why people- focused methodologies, such as video cases or written case studies, contribute to longer-term benefits and improved learning.|
|Appears in Collections:||ICLS 2008|
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