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Cognition and Instruction by David Klahr, Sharon M. Carver

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What Role Do Cognitive Architectures Play in Intelligent Tutoring Systems?

John R. Anderson Kevin A. Gluck

Carnegie Mellon University

 

In his “A Bridge Too Far” article, Bruer (1998) suggested that cognitive psychology serves as an “island” to link research on the brain with research on instruction. He argued that a bridge going all the way from brain to instruction is impossible without this intermediate point to interpret the results from brain research and determine their implications for instruction. This chapter is concerned with the issue of how one can bridge from basic cognitive psychology to education. A great deal of basic research and theory in cognitive psychology studies behavior in small tasks isolated from one another. Cognitive ...

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