Learning processes in cognitive development: A reassessment with some unexpected implications

Halford G.S. (1995) Learning processes in cognitive development: A reassessment with some unexpected implications. Human Development, 38 6: 295-301. doi:10.1159/000278335


Author Halford G.S.
Title Learning processes in cognitive development: A reassessment with some unexpected implications
Journal name Human Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1423-0054
Publication date 1995-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1159/000278335
Volume 38
Issue 6
Start page 295
End page 301
Total pages 7
Subject 3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
Abstract The relation between learning and development has been changed fundamentally by the advent of new conceptions of learning, induction, transfer, and strategy acquisition. Learning is no longer seen as simply the acquisition of behaviors. It also includes storing knowledge about relations in the world, as well as acquiring structural representations and mental models. These models can mediate transfer within and between domains providing a basis for understanding and autonomous strategy acquisition. Analogy also plays a key role in knowledge acquisition and transfer, especially between domains. While associative learning imposes only low demands on processing resources, some types of learning, especially those that depend on representation of structure, impose high processing demands. Learning and the growth of processing capacity interact, with capacity providing an enabling role; knowledge acquisition, in contrast, is experience driven. Developmentalists need to attend to learning processes and their interaction with capacity.
Keyword Analogy
Capacity
Development
Knowledge acquisition
Learning
Representation
Strategy
Structure
Transfer
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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