Generalization of Knowledge

Generalization of Knowledge

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While the notion of generalization fits prominently into cognitive theories of learning, there is surprisingly little research literature that takes an overview of the issue from a broad multifaceted perspective. This volume remedies this by taking a multidisciplinary perspective on generalization of knowledge from several fields associated with Cognitive Science, including Cognitive Neuroscience, Computer Science, Education, Linguistics, Developmental Science, and Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. Researchers from each perspective explain how their field defines generalization - and what practices, representations, processes, and systems in their field support generalization. They also examine when generalization is detrimental or not needed. A principal aim is the identification of general principles about generalization that can be derived from triangulation across different disciplines and approaches. Collectively, the contributorsa€™ multidisciplinary approaches to generalization provide new insights into this concept that will, in turn, inform future research into theory and application, including tutoring, assistive technology, and endeavors involving collaboration and distributed cognition.Materials We directed an instructional designer with considerable domain expertise in geology to select five educational digital resources from DLESE that provided background information on the theory of plate tectonics and its relationship to earthquakes, volcanoes, and ... to develop a general knowledge assessment consisting of 10 questions with five truefalse answer choices for each question.

Title:Generalization of Knowledge
Author:Marie T. Banich, Donna Caccamise
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2011-01-07


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