Cognition and Instruction

Cognition and Instruction, 1st Edition

Cognition and Instruction, 1st Edition,Ronna Dillon,Robert Sternberg,ISBN9780080885834

Dillon   &   Sternberg   

Academic Press



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@introbul:This work focuses on cognitive approaches to issues of curriculum design and instruction across a range of subject areas and features:
@bul:* The most recent developments in cognitive psychology
* Up-to-date literature reviews
* Chapter on training reasoning
* Active, renowned contributing authors


Cognition and Instruction focuses on the relationship of knowledge acquisition processes with instruction, including reading, writing, mathematics, curriculum design and reform, and reasoning. The selection first takes a look at the issues in cognitive psychology and instruction, reading, and writing. Discussions focus on the processes of knowledge acquisition, cognitive prescriptions for teaching, cognitive components of reading, instruction in reading, distinctive nature of higher order mental activity in written composition, and knowledge-transforming procedures within the general context of higher order skills. The publication also offers information on second language and mathematics. The text ponders on science, social studies, and art. Topics include psychological research related to curriculum design, science curriculum reform, curriculum and instructional components of social studies and social sciences, evidence for individual styles in young children, educational considerations, and concept of style. The text then examines music and reasoning. The selection is a valuable source of data for readers and cognitive psychologists pursuing research on the relationship of cognition and instruction.


Basic and applied researchers in cognitive psychology, educational psychology, child development, and learning.

Ronna Dillon

Affiliations and Expertise

Southern Illinois University

Robert Sternberg

Affiliations and Expertise

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.

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