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Editorial Comment on the Expertise Reversal Effect
Joseph M. Scandura

Kayluga has done an excellent job in both describing and considering the implications of “Cognitive Load Theory”. Given its increasing currency in TICL, I would like to add some additional thoughts on future directions. Specifically, I’d like to call attention to a potentially deeper explanation of the so-called “Expertise Reversal Effect”. Namely, discovery environments impose a heavier memory load on novice as opposed to expert learners.

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