Complex Cognitive Processes: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following cognitive processes is used when students consider their own learning style when approaching a problem?

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1. When a learner is able to apply what he learned in math to art class, what cognitive process is he using?

2. Which of the complex cognitive processes is a teacher using when she asks students to sort two and three dimensional shapes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you need to learn more on complex cognitive processes, then this quiz and worksheet will help you. These resources will focus on when a learner is able to apply what was learned in one place to another and information about problem-solving.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These questions will go over the following:

  • When learners apply what is learned in one place to another
  • Information about critical thinking skills
  • When students consider their own learning style with a problem
  • Information about problem-solving
  • When students put things into categories to form new experiences

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on complex cognitive processes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question on when students put things into categories to form new experiences
  • Making connections - use understanding of information about critical thinking skills

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, watch the accompanying lesson titled Complex Cognitive Processes: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the the following objectives:

  • Learn more about cognitive processes
  • Review what concepts are and how they relate to learning
  • Explain how problem-solving is done through different processes
  • Explore what critical thinking skills are and how they help students