Chapter 6

Theoretical Considerations


This chapter addresses several theoretical questions. The question of how each cognitive event facilitates learning is answered by considering the specific structure and presentation of each cognitive event, creating a framework that lists the individual steps for authoring a particular Guided Cognition homework question, and then using these steps to identify the cognitive processes most likely to be engaged when a student performs a Guided Cognition task. Then, we identified how that cognitive event might facilitate learning, and we have listed the cognitive processes that are most likely to be elicited by each cognitive event. In this chapter, we also explain the relation of cognitive events ...

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