Handling Complexity in Learning Environments

Handling Complexity in Learning Environments

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Contributions by eminent scholars from around the globe provide analysis of complexity in learning environments from a cognitive perspective and offer suggestions for educational practice and future research on complexity.(5) Finally, escape behaviors such as depression, helplessness and quitting or dropping out. ... hypothesized to influence task persistence and mental effort when task complexity increases (Bower, 1995; Ford, 1992; Helmke, 1987; Weiner , 1985). ... both starting and persisting become more likely, frequent and stronger in the face of increasing complexity (Boekaerts, 1993; ... Expectancy-control theories (Eccles aamp; Wigfield, 1995, 2002) suggest that negative mood states reduce value foranbsp;...

Title:Handling Complexity in Learning Environments
Author:Jan Elen, Richard Edward Clark
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing - 2006


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