Cognition and Learning

  • Dennis Hunt


According to the dictionary of psychology, cognition is defined as a general term covering all the various modes of knowing—perceiving, remembering, imagining, conceiving, judging, and reasoning (Drever, 1969). In order to understand the relationship between cognition, as defined above, and learning, it will be necessary to examine the historical development of learning including changes in learning definitions. It will also be necessary to tease out the interaction between cognition and learning and the effect on cognitive learning theory as now loosely defined; some of the inherent problems; and some of the resulting implications for education.


Instructional Design Knowledge Structure Procedural Knowledge Declarative Knowledge American Educational Research Association 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis Hunt
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  1. 1.Department of Educational Psychology, College of EducationUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

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