Cognitive Approach. The way I think is the way I behave…. Focuses of Cognitive Approach. The PROCESSES of thinking and memory Attention Imagery Creativity Problem solving Language use. Different from Learning approach (Behaviorists). Concerned with mental processes
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The way I think is the way I behave…
In learning, opposed to the reductionism of behaviourism, it concentrates on the way in which the mind insists on finding patterns in things, and how this contributes to learning, especially the development of “insight”.
A vase or two faces? According to the Gestalt theory, our mind can only see one image at a time.
Searches for one solution to a problem.
Uses logic to find the ‘one right answer’ like in math problems
Categorize events, and filter out the correct answer
Used in playing chess (several options must be considered…)
Imagines many solutions
Creativity is often measured by how many different solutions someone can come up with for a problem.Problem solving