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ERIC Number: ED308840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Pages: 4
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A Short Note on Rules and Higher Order Rules.
Scandura, Joseph M.
This brief paper argues that structural analysis--an extended form of cognitive task analysis--demonstrates that both domain dependent and domain independent knowledge can be derived from specific content domains. It is noted that the major difference between the two is that lower order rules (specific knowledge) are derived directly from specific domains, and represented as lower order rules, while higher order rules (general cognitive knowledge) are derived indirectly via structural analysis of rules obtained at earlier stages of analysis. It is also argued that all higher order knowledge--except for a very simple goal switching control mechanism--appears in some degree to be tied to content, and that the importance of cultural (or incidental) knowledge in cognitive behavior can be viewed in a similar manner, bearing in mind that such knowledge can also be made explicit. (9 references) (CGD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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