Cognitive Learning Theory. Group 2: Akilah Al-Din Olabisi Asaya Sylvia Chamberlain Daniel Cheptumo.
Cognitive development focuses on the mental activities in which a person engages in perception, categorization, understanding, inference drawing, logical reasoning, problem solving, imagination, and memory.
There are several early childhood theorists
that focus on the Cognitive Learning Theory.
The learning cycle integrates the three phases of learning: exploration,conceptual invention and discovery (Based on Charles R. Barman, An Expanded View of the Learning Cycle: New Ideas About an Effective Strategy.
Given that the Cognitive Learning Theory focuses on the how information is processed, it is imperative, that once the teacher has identified the area in which a child is weak in; that they are engaged in interactive learning to reinforce the skills they have, build upon and strengthen them.
demonstrates how cognitive learning can take place using a computer with child friendly software.
Ormrod, Jeanne E. Child Development and Education. Pearson Education 2002. 110,114.
Roblyer, M.D. Intergrating Educational Technology Into Teaching. Pearson Educational, Inc. 2006.38,39.