Example-Based Learning


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Syllabi and Slides

Example-Based Learning slides by Nikol Rummel

Video Resources

Listen to the Example-Based Learning webinar


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  • Renkl, A. (2014). Towards an instructionally-oriented theory of example-based learning. Cognitive Science, 38(1), 1-37. [Access Online]
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  • Van Gog, T., & Rummel, N. (2010). Example-based learning: Integrating cognitive and social-cognitive research perspectives. Educational Psychology Review, 22(2), 155-174. [Access Online]