Cognition, Instruction, Development, and Individual Differences

  • Robert S. Siegler
Part of the Nato Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 5)


The purpose of this paper is to address four questions in the areas of cognition, instruction, development, and individual differences. The questions are the following:
  1. 1.

    What states of knowledge underlie different levels of task performance?

  2. 2.

    What are the alternative strategies that might result in any given level of task performance?

  3. 3.

    For a particular level of performance, what is the optimal level of difficulty for an instructional sequence?

  4. 4.

    When and why will two learners at the same initial performance level learn differently from the same instructional sequence?



Balance Scale Weight Dimension Experimental Child Psychology Rule Model Instructional Sequence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert S. Siegler
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  1. 1.Carnegie-Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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