Chapter 11—Leveraging Examples in e-Learning (pages 222–248)
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In Chapter 11 Clark & Mayer (2011) provide guidelines for using a worked example. Worked examples are a powerful tool in the instructional professional’s arsenal that can assist the learner to build skills for critical thinking and creative problem solving. Worked examples can be used to guide learners in learning procedural skills (for example, the steps in completing a math problem) or strategic skills (for example, when negotiating a sales contract). As explained by Clark & Mayer (2011) learners can also receive further benefit when modeling (demonstration by a person of the task) is included with the worked example.
Provide a worked example, adhering to the principles that Clark & Mayer have presented. Give a thorough explanation of why you chose that particular example, how you have applied the principles, and how it will promote far transfer for the learner.