Abstract of a paper.

Reasoning-congruent learning environments: Scaffolding learning by doing in new domains

Merrill, D. C. & Reiser, B. J. (1994).
Technical Report #55, The Institute for the Learning Sciences, Northwestern University.

One major focus of research in cognitive science and education has been the mental representation of problem solving knowledge. Novices facing problems in new domains need to reason about the causes and effects of domain operators to be able to learn from problem solving in the new domain.



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