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Chumachenko D.V., Shvarts A.Yu. The transformation of perception due to the learning process: the analysis of eye-tracking researches through activity theory

Full text in Russian: Чумаченко Д.В., Шварц А.Ю.  Проблема трансформации перцептивных процессов в ходе обучения: анализ исследований, выполненных методом записи движений глаз, с позиций деятельностного подхода

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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The study is an analytical review of contemporary eye-tracking researches, which are concerned with the perception of multimedia teaching materials. The main issues of these researches are distinguished as (a) the characteristics of experts’ perception in comparison with the perception of novices or of current students; (b) the transformation of the perceptual process under the condition of learning experiment; (c) the features of helpful visual materials in different domains; (d) the influence of the visual highlighting and of other forms of guiding on learning outcome. The analysis of the results of the eye-tracking researches is conducted from the activity theory point of view that allows to resolve some contradictions and to explain unexpected empirical results.

Keywords: activity theory, perception, eye-tracking, experts, novices, visualization, multimedia learning, information reduction hypothesis


The authors are grateful to A.N. Krichevets for his comments and recommendations.

The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project 15-06-06319.


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Received 21 December 2015. Date of publication: 25 October 2016.

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Chumachenko Dmitry V.  Ph. D. Student,  Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Mokhovaya st., 11/9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Shvarts Anna Yu. Senior  Research Associate, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Mokhovaya st., 11/9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Chumachenko D.V. Shvarts A.Yu. The transformation of perception due to the learning process: the analysis of eye-tracking researches through activity theory. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2016, Vol. 9, No. 49, p. 12. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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