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Cognition and Instruction by David Klahr, Sharon M. Carver

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Cognition, Instruction, and the Quest for Meaning

Robert S. Siegler

Carnegie Mellon University

 

When the first Carnegie Cognition Symposium on cognition and instruction was held (Klahr, 1976), the field was in its infancy, and many of the presentations were only tangentially related to instruction. Now, as the chapters in Parts I and II of this volume reveal, researchers are producing substantial quantities of rigorous research directly relevant to instruction. As the subtitle of this volume indicates, it has been “25 years of progress” for the field of cognition and instruction.

We should keep in mind, however, that the term “progress” has two different senses. One indicates improvement (i.e., technological progress); the other indicates ...

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