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Applying cognitive science to education : thinking and learning in scientific and other complex domains

Author: F Reif
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An accessible introduction to some of the cognitive issues important for thinking and learning in scientific or other complex domains (such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, or  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: F Reif
ISBN: 9780262182638 0262182637 9780262515146 0262515148
OCLC Number: 85484917
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: xviii, 471 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Performance, learning, and teaching --
Intellectual performance --
Important kinds of knowledge --
Specifying and interpreting concepts --
Interpreting scientific concepts --
Managing memory --
Methods and inferences --
Describing knowledge --
Organizing knowledge --
Making decisions --
Introduction to problem solving --
Systematic problem solving --
Dealing with complex problems --
Efficiency and compiled knowledge --
Quality assurance --
Unfamiliar knowledge domains --
Naive scientific knowledge --
Developing instruction --
Designing the learning process: Analysis --
Designing the learning process: Construction --
Fostering learning by teaching --
Instructional delivery methods --
Innovative instructional methods --
Some educational challenges.
Responsibility: Frederick Reif.
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