Using Cognitive Development Psychology in the Classroom


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Which branch of educational psychology addresses learning through the examination of internal mental processes?

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1. Presenting ideas and concepts in small amounts to avoid cognitive overload is an application of which basic assumption of cognitive psychology?

2. After presenting a lesson on plants that grow in a garden, Mr. Marks asked his class to draw an example of what their home garden would look like in order to allow the students to share their individual perspectives of the lesson. Which of the following basic assumptions of cognitive psychology explains why every student's drawing will look different?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of cognitive development psychology. You will be quizzed on what cognitive development psychology is and how people learn.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Educational psychology that addresses internal mental processes
  • Presenting ideas and concepts in small amounts to avoid cognitive overload
  • Assumptions in cognitive psychology
  • Combining information to understand one concept
  • Cognitive development example

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the cognitive development lesson
  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about combining information to form an understanding about one concept
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding cognitive development assumptions and educational activities

Additional Learning

To learn more about cognitive development psychology, review the accompanying lesson called Using Cognitive Development Psychology in the Classroom. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define cognitive development and information processing
  • Recall a learner's cognitive processes and how they influence what is learned
  • Understand that people are selective about what they learn
  • Review the concept that meaning is constructed by the learner
  • Learn that prior knowledge influences learning
  • Know that learners are actively involved in their learning