The cognitive learning theory is one that I found aligned well with part A of this assignment.
The cognitivist theory focuses on the inner activities of the mind, and the understanding on how people learn. Mental processes such as thinking, memory, knowing, and problem-solving need to be explored. Knowledge can be seen as schema or symbolic mental constructions. Learning is defined as change in a learner’s schemata.
Cognitivism is the development of a classroom lesson in order to help students learn higher order thinking skills. Teachers should consider:
- What skills student need to know to undertake the activity
- Students should know…
- Activate prior knowledge in order to teach the new topic.
Student will then be able to achieve – understanding, retaining and recalling of information.
Here’s a wacky video that helps to explain the theory further.