Cognitive tasks and learning

Liesbeth Kester, Paul A. Kirschner

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    Cognitive tasks are those undertakings that require a person to mentally process new information (i.e., acquire and organize knowledge / learn) and allow them to recall, retrieve that information from memory and to use that information at a later time in the same or similar situations (i.e., transfer).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning
    EditorsNorbert M. Seel
    Place of PublicationBoston, MA, USA
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4419-1428-6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4419-1427-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


    • cognitivism
    • schema theory
    • cognitive load theory
    • expertise
    • Complex tasks
    • Higher-order tasks
    • Intellectual tasks
    • Problem-solving tasks


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