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VICENT SANJOSÉ-LÓPEZ ;Revista Mexicana de Psicología 2009, 26 1

Autor: JOAN J. SOLAZ-PORTOLÉS

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Revista Mexicana de Psicología ISSN: 0185-6073 sociedad@psicologia.org.mx Sociedad Mexicana de Psicología A.C. México SOLAZ-PORTOLÉS, JOAN J.; SANJOSÉ-LÓPEZ, VICENT WORKING MEMORY IN SCIENCE PROBLEM SOLVING: A REVIEW OF RESEARCH Revista Mexicana de Psicología, vol.
26, núm.
1, enero, 2009, pp.
79-90 Sociedad Mexicana de Psicología A.C. Distrito Federal, México Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=243016317008 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Revista Mexicana de Psicología, Enero 2009 Volumen 26, Número 1, 79-90 WORKING MEMORY IN SCIENCE PROBLEM SOLVING: A REVIEW OF RESEARCH MEMORIA DE TRABAJO EN LA RESOLUCIÓN DE PROBLEMAS DE CIENCIAS: UNA REVISIÓN DE INVESTIGACIONES JOAN J.
SOLAZ-PORTOLÉS1 Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Valencia), España VICENT SANJOSÉ-LÓPEZ Universitat de Valencia, España Abstract: The aim of this review is to present the case that working memory makes a vital contribution to problem solving.
Following a brief introduction to working memory, links between working memory and cognitive tasks including problem solving are reviewed and illustrated.
Next, relationships between mental representations of the problem (mental models) that are created in working memory and problem solving performance are described.
Finally, applications of research for classroom practice is considered; this includes four main approaches to deal with the limit of working memory capacity to help students solve problems: to possess a large knowledge base, to decrease the information load in problem solving, to increase students’ working memory capacity through specialized training programs, and to use representations. Key words: problem-solving, working memory, cognitive...





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