The Sixteen Cognitive Processes That Underlie All Learning

Robert Shiller & George Akerloff recently wrote about Roger Schank in their latest piece on animal spirits. I did some digging and found some very interesting stuff.

Click Here To Read: The Sixteen Cognitive Processes that Underlie All Learning

Introduction (Via RogerShank)

The premise of this book is very simple. We have all gone to school. We all know that school is organized around academic subjects like math, English, history and science. This book asks why? It is not easy to question something that everyone takes for granted. It is especially not easy when the very source of all our concerns in education can be easily traced to this one decision: to organize school around academic subjects. How else might school be organized? There is an easy answer to this: organize school around thought processes. In 1892, when the American high school was designed, we didnʼt know much about thought processes. Now we do. It is time to re-think school.

Excerpt (Via Roger Schank)

Conscious Processes
1. Prediction: determining what will happen next
2. Judgment: deciding between choices
3. Modeling: figuring out how things work
4. Experimentation: coming to conclusions after trying things out
5. Describing: communicating oneʼs thoughts and what has just
happened to others
6. Managing: organizing people to work together towards a goal
Subconscious processes
1. Step by Step: knowing how to perform a complex action
2. Artistry: knowing what you like
3. Values: deciding between things you care about
Analytic Processes
1. Diagnosis: determining what happened from the evidence
2. Planning: determining a course of action
3. Causation: understanding why something happened
Mixed processes
1. Influence: figuring out how to get someone else to do something
that you want them to do
2. Teamwork: getting along with others when working towards a
common goal
3. Negotiation: trading with others and completing successful deals
4. Goal Conflict: managing conflict in such a way as to come out with
what you want

Click Here To Read: The Sixteen Cognitive Processes that Underlie All Learning

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09. December 2009 by Miguel Barbosa
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