Cognitive Education: A Longitudinal Examination

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There is an urgent need at present for educators to focus their endeavors on the development of higher-level cognitive skills which enable students to become independent learners and creative problem solvers. Because of our rapidly changing technological environment, these skills are even more important today than they have ever been before. It is increasingly recognized that students need to know how to learn new information and skills (i.e., learning/thinking strategies) they will require throughout their lives and not just what to learn.

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Understanding Literacy and Cognition: Theory, Research, and Application, p. 287-314