ERIC Number: ED167350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Cognitive Functioning: A Model for Learning and Problem Solving.
Atkin, Julia A.
This paper outlines a model of learning and problem solving based on ideas derived from information processing models of memory and Ausubel's theory of meaningful learning. The model explicitly deals with the cognitive processes that are required for learning, and defines the conditions necessary for learning as the existence of relevant background knowledge in cognitive structure, and the capacity to integrate new knowledge with existing relevant knowledge in cognitive structure. This capacity is discussed in terms of various cognitive processes identified both by models of human memory and theories of human problem solving. To test the model, a research study was designed and carried out on 96 college students. The results of the study supported the model and are presented in the paper. (Author/GA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: David P Ausubel
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (51st, Toronto, Canada, March 31-April 2, 1978); Contains occasional light and broken type