ERIC Number: EJ625864
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Applications and Misapplications of Cognitive Psychology to Mathematics Instruction.
Anderson, John R.; Reder, Lynne M.; Simon, Herbert A.
Texas Education Review, v1 n2 p29-49 Sum 2000
Suggests that cognitivism does not imply outright rejection of decomposition and decontextualization in education, critically analyzing two movements based in part on this rejection (situated learning and constructivism). Debunks the assumption that knowledge is better acquired when provided in a context where it can be used. Sets forth a program of research and action based on an information processing approach. (SM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Psychology, Constructivism (Learning), Context Effect, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Instruction
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