Cognitive Processes in Learning: Types, Definition & Examples


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Cognition and learning are incredibly similar. What is a good definition that would apply to both of them?

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1. What is the first cognitive step in learning?

2. Which of the following are parts of memory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several aspects and theories to cognition and learning, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Specifically, you'll be tested on the definitions and components of:

  • Memory
  • Cognition and learning
  • Cognitive steps
  • Piaget's theory
  • Gagne's information processing model

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will test student's learning skills, including:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately describe key terms such as cognition and learning
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of cognition as it applies to different aspects of learning
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Piaget's theory and Gagne's information processing model

Additional Learning

To learn more about cognition and how it relates to learning, review the accompanying lesson called Cognitive Processes in Learning: Types, Definition & Examples. This lesson covers these objectives:

  • Know the steps of cognitive learning
  • Identify the levels of memory
  • Define encoding and retrieval
  • Understand how each step of cognitive learning works
  • Understand Piaget's theory and Gagne's information processing model