The way that people think impacts their behaviour.
An expansion of behaviourism that accepts that mental states exist.
Originators and contributors:
Merrill (Component Display Theory – CDT)
Reigeluth ( Elaboration Theory)
Bruner (moving towards cognitive constructivism)
Scandura (structural learning)
Schema, schemata, information processing, symbol manipulation, information mapping, mental models
A theoretical framework for understanding the mind that gained credence in the 1950s. The cognitivist movement was a response to behaviourism, which cognitivist said neglected to explain cognition.
Weiner – Attribution theory
Sweller – Cognitive load theory
Mayer – Cognitive theory of multimedia learning
Reigeluth – Elaboration theory
Brown, Collins and Duguid – Situated cognition
Piaget – Stage theory of cognitive development