Margo's cognitive learning theory chapter 7

Margo's cognitive learning theory chapter 7 - Cognitive...

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Cognitive Learning Theory
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The cognitive perspective on learning… People are capable of learning because they are mentally active: they are able to gain new knowledge, remember it, and apply it.
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A COMPARISON A COMPARISON Behavioral Perspective Cognitive Perspective Learning is caused by external events that ultimately shape our behavior. Humans are mentally active and as a result, are able to learn. We are passively influenced by our environment. Maybe these folks have hung out with rats too long! (OK…that wasn’t fair) Rather than passive recipients of stimuli, we are actively involved in seeking out new information to solve problems and make sense of our world. Depends on general laws of learning. More interested in developmental and individual differences with regard to learning.
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General: Useful in many types of situations Domain-Specific: Useful in only specific situations or with specific topics. Declarative: refers to basic knowledge such as facts, figures, rules, principles, etc. Procedural: Knowing “how” to perform a task. Conditional: Knowing “when” and “why” to use declarative or procedural knowledge. ENDANGERED SPECIES APPLICATION EXERCISE
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