Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning

2012 Edition
| Editors: Norbert M. Seel

Interactive Skills and Dual Learning Processes

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1428-6_1633

Synonyms

Definition

Interactive skills refer to the general ability to interact with the external world to accomplish a task. A typical interactive task requires the person to look for relevant information and choose the right actions. The complexity of an interactive skill increases as (1) the uncertainty of the outcome of an action increases, (2) when the mapping between recognizable cues and actions becomes more complex, and (3) when there is interdependency between actions and outcomes. An interaction skill involves both explicit and implicit learning processes, and the effectiveness of each kind of process depends on the complexity of the skill. Explicit learning processes refer to processes that require focused attention and involve information that can be verbalized and communicated. Implicit learning processes do not require focused attention and involve information that cannot be easily verbalized and communicated.

Theoretical Background

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wai-Tat Fu
    • 1
  • Jessie Chin
    • 2
  • Wei Dong
    • 1
  • Q. Vera Liao
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science and Human FactorsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbana-ChampaignUSA
  2. 2.Department of Educational PsychologyUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbana-ChampaignUSA