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Castro-Alonso JC; Ayres P; Zhang S; de Koning BB; Paas F, 2024, 'Research Avenues Supporting Embodied Cognition in Learning and Instruction', Educational Psychology Review, 36,

Koning BBD; Mok K; Marcus N; Ayres P, 2023, 'Investigating the role of hand perspective in learning from procedural animations', British Journal of Educational Psychology, 93, pp. 251 - 269,

Bahari A; Wu S; Ayres P, 2023, 'Improving Computer-Assisted Language Learning Through the Lens of Cognitive Load', Educational Psychology Review, 35,

Gupta R; Marcus N; Ayres P, 2022, 'Investigating the impact of gender-differences and spatial ability on learning from instructional animations', Annee Psychologique, 122, pp. 537 - 561,

Ayres P; Lee JY; Paas F; van Merriënboer JJG, 2021, 'The Validity of Physiological Measures to Identify Differences in Intrinsic Cognitive Load', Frontiers in Psychology, 12,

Manson E; Ayres P, 2021, 'Investigating how errors should be flagged and worked examples structured when providing feedback to novice learners of mathematics', Educational Psychology, 41, pp. 153 - 171,

Ayres P, 2020, 'Something old, something new from cognitive load theory', Computers in Human Behavior, 113,

Mierowsky R; Marcus N; Ayres P, 2020, 'Using mimicking gestures to improve observational learning from instructional videos', Educational Psychology, 40, pp. 550 - 569,

de Koning BB; Marcus N; Brucker B; Ayres P, 2019, 'Does observing hand actions in animations and static graphics differentially affect learning of hand-manipulative tasks?', Computers and Education, 141,

Sugiman ; Retnowati E; Ayres P; Murdanu , 2019, 'Learning goal-free problems: Collaboratively or individually?', Cakrawala Pendidikan, 38, pp. 590 - 600,

Castro-Alonso JC; Wong M; Adesope OO; Ayres P; Paas F, 2019, 'Gender Imbalance in Instructional Dynamic Versus Static Visualizations: a Meta-analysis', Educational Psychology Review, 31, pp. 361 - 387,

Wong M; Castro-Alonso JC; Ayres P; Paas F, 2018, 'Investigating gender and spatial measurements in instructional animation research', Computers in Human Behavior, 89, pp. 446 - 456,

Retnowati E; Ayres P; Sweller J, 2018, 'Collaborative learning effects when students have complete or incomplete knowledge', Applied Cognitive Psychology, 32, pp. 681 - 692,

Weltman H; Timchenko V; Sofios H; Ayres P; Marcus N, 2018, 'Evaluation of an adaptive tutorial supporting the teaching of mathematics', European Journal of Engineering Education,

Castro-Alonso JC; Ayres P; Wong M; Paas F, 2018, 'Learning symbols from permanent and transient visual presentations: Don't overplay the hand', Computers & Education, 116, pp. 1 - 13,

Retnowati E; Ayres P; Sweller J, 2017, 'Can collaborative learning improve the effectiveness of worked examples in learning mathematics?', Journal of Educational Psychology, 109, pp. 666 - 679,

Lajevardi N; Narang NS; Marcus N; Ayres P, 2017, 'Can mimicking gestures facilitate learning from instructional animations and static graphics?', Computers and Education, 110, pp. 64 - 76,

Singh AM; Marcus N; Ayres P, 2017, 'Strategies to reduce the negative effects of spoken explanatory text on integrated tasks', Instructional Science, 45, pp. 239 - 261,

Stebner F; Kühl T; Höffler TN; Wirth J; Ayres P, 2017, 'The role of process information in narrations while learning with animations and static pictures', Computers and Education, 104, pp. 34 - 48,

Castro-Alonso JC; Ayres P; Paas F, 2016, 'Comparing apples and oranges? A critical look at research on learning from statics versus animations', Computers and Education, 102, pp. 234 - 243,

Smith A; Ayres P, 2016, 'Investigating the Modality and Redundancy Effects for Learners with Persistent Pain', Educational Psychology Review, 28, pp. 401 - 424,

Fraser KL; Ayres P; Sweller J, 2015, 'Cognitive load theory for the design of medical simulations', Simulation in Healthcare, 10, pp. 295 - 307,

Wong M; Castro-Alonso JC; Ayres P; Paas F, 2015, 'Gender Effects When Learning Manipulative Tasks From Instructional Animations and Static Presentations', Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 18, pp. 37 - 52,

Ayres P, 2015, 'State-of-the-Art Research into Multimedia Learning: A Commentary on Mayer's Handbook of Multimedia Learning', Applied Cognitive Psychology, 29, pp. 631 - 636,

Castro-Alonso JC; Ayres P; Paas F, 2015, 'Animations showing Lego manipulative tasks: Three potential moderators of effectiveness', Computers and Education, 85, pp. 1 - 13,

Paas F; Ayres P, 2014, 'Cognitive Load Theory: A Broader View on the Role of Memory in Learning and Education', Educational Psychology Review, 26, pp. 191 - 195,

Castro-Alonso JC; Ayres P; Paas F, 2014, 'Learning from observing hands in static and animated versions of non-manipulative tasks', Learning and Instruction, 34, pp. 11 - 21,

Youssef-Shalala A; Ayres P; Schubert C; Sweller J, 2014, 'Using a general problem-solving strategy to promote transfer', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 20, pp. 215 - 231,

Smith AJ; Ayres, P , 2013, 'The Impact of Persistent Pain on Working Memory and Learning', Educational Psychology Review,

Marcus N; Cleary B; Wong A; Ayres P, 2013, 'Should hand actions be observed when learning hand motor skills from instructional animations?', Computers in Human Behavior, 29, pp. 2172 - 2178,

Ayres P, 2012, 'Can the isolated-elements strategy be improved by targeting points of high cognitive load for additional practice?', Learning and Instruction, 23, pp. 115 - 124,

Ayres P; Paas F, 2012, 'Cognitive load theory: New directions and challenges', Applied Cognitive Psychology, 26, pp. 827 - 832,

Moussa-inaty J; Ayres PL; Sweller J, 2012, 'Improving listening skills in English as a foreign language by reading rather than listening: A cognitive load perspective', Applied Cognitive Psychology, 26, pp. 391 - 402,

Singh A; Marcus N; Ayres P, 2012, 'The transient information effect: Investigating the impact of segmentation on spoken and written text', Applied Cognitive Psychology, 26, pp. 848 - 853,

Youssef A; Ayres P; Sweller J, 2012, 'Using general problem-solving strategies to generate ideas in order to solve geography problems', Applied Cognitive Psychology, 26, pp. 848 - 853,

Kirschner PA; Ayres PL; Chandler PA, 2011, 'Contemporary cognitive load theory research: The good, the bad and the ugly', Computers in Human Behavior, 27, pp. 99 - 105,

Ayres PL; Zhang L; Chan K, 2011, 'Examining different types of collaborative learning in a complex computer-based environment: A cognitive load approach', Computers in Human Behavior, 27, pp. 94 - 98,

Retnowati E; Ayres PL; Sweller J, 2010, 'Worked example effects in individual and group work settings', Educational Psychology, 30, pp. 349 - 367,

Nyhan B; Ayres PL, 2009, 'Creating the social foundations for apprenticeship in Ireland', Journal of European Industrial Training, 33, pp. 457 - 469,

Young MO; Ayres PL; Rogers KL, 2009, 'Getting in: Australian university decision-making processes when gifted learners apply for early admission', Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 18, pp. 43 - 54,;dn=985150490730786;res=IELHSS

Wong A; Marcus N; Ayres PL; Sweller J, 2009, 'Instructional animations can be superior to statics when learning human motor skills', Computers in Human Behavior, 25, pp. 339 - 347,

Ayres PL; Paas F, 2009, 'Interdisciplinary perspectives inspiring a new generation of cognitive load research', Educational Psychology Review, 21, pp. 1 - 9,

Ayres PL; Marcus N; Chan C; Qian N, 2009, 'Learning hand manipulative tasks: When instructional animations are superior to equivalent static representations', Computers in Human Behavior, 25, pp. 348 - 353,

Ayres PL; Gog TV, 2009, 'State of the art research into Cognitive Load Theory', Computers in Human Behavior, 25, pp. 253 - 257,

McCormick JM; Ayres PL, 2009, 'Teacher self-efficacy and occupational stress: A major Australian curriculum reform revisited', Journal of Educational Administration, 47, pp. 463 - 476,;jsessionid=8A797C37A5452F7707EA512D0F9D3B31?contentType=Article&Filename=Published/EmeraldFullTextArticle/Articles/0740470403.html

Van Gog T; Paas F; Marcus N; Ayres PL; Sweller J, 2009, 'The mirror neuron system and observational learning: Implications for the effectiveness of dynamic visualizations', Educational Psychology Review, 21, pp. 21 - 30,

Paas F; Van Gog T; Kirschner F; Marcus N; Ayres P; Sweller J, 2008, 'Interdisciplinary perspectives on cognitive load research as a key to tackle challenges of contemporary education', , pp. 7 - 9,

Ayres PL; Paas F, 2007, 'Can the Cognitive Load Approach Make Instructional Animations More Effective?', Applied Cognitive Psychology, 21, pp. 811 - 820,

Mayer R; Deleeuw K; Ayres PL, 2007, 'Creating Retroactive and Proactive Interference in Multimedia Learning', Applied Cognitive Psychology, 21, pp. 795 - 809,

Ayres PL; Paas F, 2007, 'Making Instructional Animations More Effective: A Cognitive Load Approach', Applied Cognitive Psychology, 21, pp. 695 - 700,

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