Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Reducing Cognitive Load While Teaching Gait to Novice Health Science Students: The Effects of Achievement Incentives on Instructional Effectiveness
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
Article Information
Health and Wellness / Education of OTs and OTAs / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Reducing Cognitive Load While Teaching Gait to Novice Health Science Students: The Effects of Achievement Incentives on Instructional Effectiveness
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505196. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8027
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505196. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8027
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

This study tested the effectiveness of instruction designed to reduce cognitive load under task- and performance-incentive conditions to understand the effects of achievement incentives on instructional effectiveness. Findings exemplified the importance of matching desired achievement levels with suitable curricular incentives and learner goal orientation, as the benefits of effective instructional design may only be known when combined with learner motivation to achieve educational outcomes.

Primary Author and Speaker: Fredrick Pociask

Additional Authors and Speakers: Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller

Contributing Authors: Diane Adamo