Cognitive psychology as applied to learning

For those who are interested in what is going on beneath the surface, let's take a moment to review the cognitive processes involved in learning. As we design a course, we should consider how the mind makes meaning, how knowledge occurs, and what the ideal conditions are for creating an optimal environment for learning.

Cognitive psychology is the category of social sciences that covers the learning process, and it perfectly encompasses the processes we must understand to design an excellent course.

To maintain a clear focus, we will begin and end with learning objectives (also referred to as outcomes). The learning objectives encompass the cognitive psychology processes and fields in learning. ...

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