The Cognitive Learning Theory explains why the brain is the most incredible network of information processing and interpretation in the body as we learn things. When we say the word “learning” it is commonly identified with “to think using the brain”.

This basic concept of learning is the main viewpoint in the Cognitive Learning Theory (CLT). The theory has been used to explain mental processes as they are influenced by both intrinsic and extrinsic factors, which eventually bring about learning in an individual.

Here are few videos to help you understand the concept better.

1. Cognitive Learning Theory

This video will give you an overview of the cognitive learning theory. Stating facts from Aristotle and other historians that have contributed to the theory of cognitive learning. This video will help you get a better understanding of the concept of this theory.

2. Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development

For those who aren’t aware, Jean Piaget's theory of cognitive development suggests that children move through four different stages of mental development. His theory focuses not only on understanding how children acquire knowledge, but also on understanding the nature of intelligence.
4 stages of cognitive development:

  1. Sensori-Motor Stage
  2. Pre-Operational Stage
  3. Concrete Operational Stage
  4. Formal Operational Stage

Watch out the full video and you’ll be able to relate it to your children’s development.

3. Cognitive Learning – Teaching Example

This video is a teaching example for cognitive learning in adult education.

4. Cognitive Processes in Learning Types, Definition & Examples Video & Lesson Transcript Study

“Educational psychologists have come to the conclusion that the average person can hold approximately two or three learned tasks in their attention at the same time” this is a very informative video not only because it will give you a clarity on cognitive learning theory but because how the theory works is well explained in this video.

5. How to optimize students' learning? Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning

Professor Richard Mayer explains the theory of cognitive learning and how to optimize students’ learning.

What’s your take on cognitive learning theory? Share with us in the comment section below.

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