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Domains of learning


Categories of learning process are proposed and described, as follows: motor skills, verbal information, intellectual skills, cognitive strategies, attitudes. Research evidence on school learning suggests that generalizations about critical learning conditions and outcomes can be validly made within these categories, but not across them. Implications of this proposition are examined for several instances of school learning, and more extensively for an example of age differences in learning.


Cette étude propose et décrit les méthodes d'apprentissage classées selon les catégories suivantes: connaissance des moteurs, information verbale, entraînement intellectuel, stratégies cognitives, attitudes. Les preuves apportées par la recherche sur l'apprentissage scolaire laissent entendre que l'on peut faire, au sein de ces catégories, des généralisations sur les conditions critiques et les résultats de l'apprentissage mais que l'on ne peut faire ces mêmes généralisations entre ces différentes catégories. L'auteur étudie les implications de cette proposition dans plusieurs cas d'apprentissage scolaire et s'attache à décrire en détail und exemple sur les différences d'âge lorsqu'il s'agit d'apprentissage.

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Gagné, R.M. Domains of learning. Interchange 3, 1–8 (1972). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02145939

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  • Condition Critique
  • Motor Skill
  • Research Evidence
  • Learning Condition
  • Cognitive Strategy