Learning and Cognition

Learning and Cognition

1st Edition - January 7, 2011

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  • Editor: Vibeke Grøver Aukrust
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123814395
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123814388

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This collection of 58 articles from the recently-published third edition of the INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF EDUCATION focus on learning, memory, attention, problem solving, concept formation, and language.  Learning and cognition is the foundation of cognitive psychology and encompasses many topics including attention, memory, categorization, etc.  Most books in the area either focus on one subtopic in-depth (e.g. an entire book on memory) or cover the gamut of subjects in a series of long, technical handbook-like chapters.  This concise reference offers researchers and professors teaching in the area a new take on the material that is comprehensive in breadth, but lighter in depth - focusing on main findings, established facts, and minimizing the amount of space taken up by large, multi-volume references.

Key Features

  • An introduction to a complex field via summaries of main topics in this discipline
  • Contains contributions from the foremost international researchers in the field
  • Makes content available to individual cognitive psychology researchers


Researchers and professors teaching in the area of learning and cognition to include attention, memory, categorization, etc.

Table of Contents

  • Learning and Cognition: Introduction

    Cognition: Overview and recent trends

    Neuroscience bases of learning

    Learning in a cross-cultural perspective

    Cognition and learning: theory

    Connectionism and learning

    Self-regulated learning and socio-cognitive theory

    Vygotsky and recent developments

    Theoretical bases of computer supported learning

    Personal epistemology in education

    Learning in a sociocultural perspective

    Situative view of learning

    Cognition: Recent Trends

    Attention in cognition and early learning

    Cognition and emotion



    Concept learning

    Problem solving and human expertise

    Problem solving and reasoning

    Knowledge domains and domain learning


    Learning: Recent Trends

    Learning strategies

    Technology and learning

    Learning as inquiry

    Cooperative learning

    Learning - Language, Reading, and Writing

    Language and literacy in educational settings

    Neuroscience of reading

    Learning to read

    Reading comprehension: Reading for learning

    First language acquisition

    Second language learning

    Writing, early

    Writing, advanced

    Learning in Contexts and Throughout the Ages

    Gender and schooling

    Organizational learning

    The adult development of cognition and learning

    Lifelong learning

Product details

  • No. of pages: 284
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2011
  • Published: January 7, 2011
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123814395
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123814388

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Vibeke Grøver Aukrust

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