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ERIC Number: EJ1014543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0364-0213
Integration and Reuse in Cognitive Skill Acquisition
Salvucci, Dario D.
Cognitive Science, v37 n5 p829-860 Jul 2013
Previous accounts of cognitive skill acquisition have demonstrated how procedural knowledge can be obtained and transformed over time into skilled task performance. This article focuses on a complementary aspect of skill acquisition, namely the integration and reuse of previously known component skills. The article posits that, in addition to mechanisms that proceduralize knowledge into more efficient forms, skill acquisition requires tight integration of newly acquired knowledge and previously learned knowledge. Skill acquisition also benefits from reuse of existing knowledge across disparate task domains, relying on indexicals to reference and share necessary information across knowledge components. To demonstrate these ideas, the article proposes a computational model of skill acquisition from instructions focused on integration and reuse, and applies this model to account for behavior across seven task domains. (Contains 6 notes, 8 tables, and 9 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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