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  • 1. COGNITIVISMBy Cassie Trosvig

2. Source PageMAIN MENU 3. WHAT IS COGNITIVISM?A learning theory that came into use in the 1950s.The belief that the way people think impacts theirbehavior and cannot be a behavior in itself. Click the arrow to move on 4. WHAT IS COGNITIVISM? A theory that attempts to answer how and why people learn Cognitivism follows the Behaviorist Theory, but focusesmore on what is going on in the mind. 5. KEY FIGURESKurt Lewin Lewin developed field theory that learning is result ofchanges in cognitive structure, ones sense of belonging,and gain in muscle control. 6. KEY FIGURESJean PiagetPiaget theorized that there are four stages of cognitivedevelopment: Sensorimotor, Preoperational, ConcreteOperational, and Formal Operational. 7. KEY FIGURESEvaluation Synthesis AnalysisApplication ComprehensionKnowledgeBenjamin BloomBloom identified six levels within the cognitive domain, now known as Blooms Taxonomy. 8. COGNITIVISM IN THE CLASSROOM Cognitivism works under the assumption that students learnbest when they are engaged and involved. This learning theory can be used effectively in theclassroom when students are engaged in realisticexperiences, discussing content, and experimenting. 9. COGNITIVISM IN THECLASSROOMTraditional ClassroomVS.Cognitivism ClassroomTraditional Classroom Cognitivism Classroom Students work primarily alone.Students work mostly in groups.Teachers role is directive, rootedTeachers role is interactive, in authority. rooted in negotiation.Learning is based on repetition. Learning is interactive, buildingon what the student alreadyknows. 10. MY CLASSROOM In my future classroom, I plan to use Cognitivism in manyways. Here are a few examples: Using graphic organizers and concept maps to incorporate pictures, text, sound bytes, and video clips. Using Microsoft Word to work together as a class to summarize information we have just learned. 11. MY CLASSROOM In my classroom, I will also encourage my students to learnfrom each other. I will strive to act as a guide in learning andwork to always adapt my curriculum to my students needs. I will take the time to understand each of my students, andcreate a setting that promotes learning. 12. SOURCES USED Wikipedia Cognitivism and Constructivism Picture of Kurt Lewin Textbook: Meece, J. L., & Daniels, D. H. (2007). Child and adolescent development for educators. (3 ed.).Boston: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages. My personal notes that I took during my Child and Adolescent Development Class (Summer 2011)

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