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Associative Learning

Associative Learning

The process of acquiring, understanding and retaining new information by relating it to one’s existing body of knowledge. In simplest terms, teachers of young children rely heavily on similes to promote associative learning—for example, by explaining that the moon is round, like a ball, rather than simply saying that a planet is round. Associative learning is one of many cognitive processes first described by Swiss scientist/psychologist JEAN PIAGET.

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