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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2017, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (10): 1726-1737.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2017.01726

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 Towards development and implementation of theoretical models for educational ergonomics: A learning theory perspective

 KAN Hong; ZHU Yanfei; WANG Yamin   

  1.  (Beijing Key Laboratory of Learning and Cognition and Department of Psychology, Capital Normal University, Beijing 100048, China)
  • Received:2016-08-29 Online:2017-10-15 Published:2017-08-13
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Abstract:  Educational ergonomics, which had long been neglected by ergonomic researchers, is now a burgeoning subfield of ergonomics. The development of educational ergonomics is generally marked with the proposal of new theoretical models. Recently, two theoretical models were proposed by Smith (2007) and Benedyk (2009), respectively, since Kao published the first model of educational ergonomics 40 years ago. These models have proven to be useful in providing theoretical frame for educational design. The value of these models however has not been widely realized by educators, which leads to the gap between theoretical models of educational ergonomics and learning theories. The gap undermines the implementation of these models in educational design. In order to provide a more valuable and practicable theoretical model for the design of educational system, a theoretical cohesion between the ergonomic theories and learning theories is necessary. In current study, an effort was made to establish the link between the ergonomics and learning theories. From a learning theory perspective, we further propose three feasible suggestions for the modification of the educational ergonomics models.

Key words: Ergonomics, educational ergonomics, educational informatization, educational system design, learning theory

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