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e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning by Richard E. Mayer, Ruth C. Clark

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Chapter 14. e-Learning to Build Thinking Skills

CHAPTER OUTLINE

What Are Thinking Skills?

Can Creativity Be Trained?

What Kinds of Thinking-Skills Programs Work Best?

Focus on Job-Specific Cognitive and Metacognitive Skills

Building Critical Thinking Skills in the Workforce: Overview

Thinking Skills Principle 1: Use Job–Specific Cases

BioWorld: A Case-Based Environment for Scientific Reasoning

Accelerate Expertise: A Case-Based Environment for Loan Analysis

Psychological Reasons for Job-Specific Training

Evidence for Job-Specific Problem-Solving Training

Evidence from BioWorld

Evidence from Sherlock

Internet Cases vs. Face-to Face Instruction

Thinking Skills Principle 2: Make Thinking Processes Explicit

Teach Metacognitive Skills

Provide Examples ...

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