Tools to Advance Cognitive Development

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Mr. Rudolph introduced the phrase 'Every Good Boy Does Fine' as a memory aid to help his students remember the treble clef. In terms of cognitive psychology, what type of tool is Mr. Rudolph utilizing for his students?

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1. In order for a tool to be considered a cognitive tool, it must _____.

2. Which of the following would NOT be considered a cognitive tool?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of methods for advancing cognitive development. Topics you'll be assessed on include the use of mnemonic devices in psychology as well as qualifications and examples of cognitive tools.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Mnemonics in cognitive psychology
  • Qualification of cognitive tools
  • Cognitive tool examples
  • Last stage in utilizing cognitive tools
  • Devices for improving thinking and acting, such as symbols and strategies

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 related lesson on methods for advancing cognitive development
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding tools that help learners and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding mnemonics in psychology
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of cognitive tools

Additional Learning

To learn more about cognitive development, review the accompanying lesson, Tools to Advance Cognitive Development. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the broad category of cognitive tools and identify examples of cognitive tools
  • Understand Lev Vygotsky's contributions to the field of cognitive tool research
  • Relate three criteria of cognitive tools as introduced by Vygotsky
  • Know the four stages of sign use that children move through in cognitive development
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