cognitive process Archive

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

Metacognition and Learning

Metacognition and Learning Psychologists interested in how individuals learn have devoted much attention to the cognitive processes involved in encoding, storing, and retrieving information of all types, as well as comprehending the complex information with which they