Cognitive constructivism

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1 Definition

Cognitive Constructivism that can be assimilated to trivial constructivism, i.e. a cognitive approach that focuses on mental processes rather than observable behavior.

2 Cognitivism and Education

Cognitivist teaching methods aim to assist students in assimilating new information to existing knowledge, and enabling them to make the appropriate modifications to their existing intellectual framework to accommodate that information. Thus, while cognitivists allow for the use of "skill and drill" exercises in the memorization of facts, formulae, and lists, they place greater importance on strategies that help students to actively assimilate and accommodate new material (Cognitive Constructivism)