Ch 3: AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12: Cognitive Foundations

About This Chapter

Foundations of cognitive development are studied in many different theories. This chapter of the AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12 course examines these approaches that you will be seeing on the AEPA exam.

AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12: Cognitive Foundations - Chapter Summary

Varying theories exist on cognitive development in children. In this collection of video lessons for the AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12 review course, you will have the opportunity to re-examine material on development that you have previously learned as you prepare to take the AEPA Reading Endorsement exam. Topics included in this chapter are as follows:

  • Piaget's theory
  • Lev Vygotsky's theory
  • Types of cognitive processes in learning
  • Children's phonological development
  • An explanation of orthographic processing
  • How students read and construct meaning
  • Information processing theory

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AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12: Cognitive Foundations Chapter Objectives

This chapter prepares you for questions on cognitive development on the AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12 exam, which aspiring reading and English teachers in Arizona must pass for certification. Questions regarding cognitive foundations can be found in the Theoretical and Research Foundations subarea of the exam, which accounts for about 13 percent of the entire exam. This section will come in multiple-choice format, like the lesson quizzes and chapter exams in this test preparation course.

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12: Cognitive Foundations
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Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development

1. Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development

Jean Piaget's theory of cognitive development focuses on how learners interact with their environment to develop complex reasoning and knowledge. This lesson will focus on the six basic assumptions of that theory, including the key terms: assimilation, accommodation and equilibration.

Lev Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development

2. Lev Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development

The role of culture and social interactions are imperative to cognitive development, according to psychologist, Lev Vygotsky. This lesson will discuss how social interactions play a role in cognitive development of children, provide an overview of Vygotsky's cultural-historical theory and describe the stages of speech and language development.

Cognitive Processes in Learning: Types, Definition & Examples

3. Cognitive Processes in Learning: Types, Definition & Examples

Explore the cognitive processes your brain is going through right now to learn information. We'll define key terms and discuss the two leading theories.

Phonological Development in Children: Stages & Overview

4. Phonological Development in Children: Stages & Overview

In this lesson you'll learn all about how children develop the ability to turn basic units of sound into actual language. We'll cover the major phonological skills and the stages of development. Following the lesson is a short quiz.

What is Orthographic Processing? - Definition & Explanation

5. What is Orthographic Processing? - Definition & Explanation

How does your brain remember information and recall it later? In this lesson, you'll look at the steps your brain takes as it processes information from short-term memory and stores it as long-term memory to use later for reading and writing.

How Students Read Interactively to Construct Meaning

6. How Students Read Interactively to Construct Meaning

How do readers interact with a text, and how does that interaction help them comprehend what they are reading? In this lesson, we'll examine interactive reading and its elements.

Information Processing Theory: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

7. Information Processing Theory: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

How does information make its way to memory? How do people learn? In this lesson, we'll examine the information processing theory of learning, including the process of memory, cognitive load, chunking, and automaticity.

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