Identifying the Components of Cognitivist Theories Used in, "Kermit and the Keyboard."

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Lenora A. Mayne American Intercontinental University May 2013 EDU 622: Applying Learning Theories Identifying The Components of Cognitivist Theories used in, "Kermit and The Keyboard." Abstract Cognitivism emphasizes on the explanation of cognitive structures and process, and the intervention of these structures and processes between instruction and learning (Glaserfeld, 1989). The study of cognitivism has allowed for educators, theorist and psychologist to understand the concepts of knowing, thinking and formulating feedback. In reviewing the sample texture, "Kermit and the Keyboard," has allowed for philosophers and psychologist to review the interactional theories of learning process. Within this paper, will identify,…show more content…
Philosophers and psychologist was able to determine three different cognitivist theories in relation to sample text to help capture the meaning of information processing using cognitivism. The three theories of cognitivist that was evaluated relates to the sample text Cognitive Information Processing (CIP), Piaget's Theory and Perspective of Interactional Theories of Cognitive Development. The theories of cognitivist used within the text provided the essence of understanding and explaining Kermit's learning in the story. The approach of using cognitive and knowledge development creates the mental process of attention, memory, producing and understanding the process of learning (Smith, 2002). The three different cognitivist theories, Cognitive Information Processing (CIP), Piaget's Theory and Perspective of Interactional Theories of Cognitive Development helps capture the significants of cognitive and knowledge development in capturing the true meaning critical thinking. Cognitive Information Processing (CIP) develops the approach of problem solving and decision making. The concepts of cognitive information processing provides the content of effective decision making including being knowledgeable about the content of personal human values, interest, skills and preference (Peterson, 2008). Piaget's theory develops the idea of formal operational stage of development. Piaget's theory of cognitive

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