Cognitive flexibility theory : advanced knowledge acquisition in ill-structured domains

@inproceedings{Spiro1988CognitiveFT,
  title={Cognitive flexibility theory : advanced knowledge acquisition in ill-structured domains},
  author={Rand Spiro},
  year={1988}
}
  • Rand Spiro
  • Published 1988
  • Computer Science
  • Advanced knowledge acquisition in a subject area is different in many important ways from introductory learning (and from expertise). In this paper we discuss some of the special characteristics of advanced learning of complex conceptual material. We note how these characteristics are often at odds with the goals and tactics of introductory instruction and with psychological biases in learning. We allude to our research in biomedical cognition that has revealed a substantial incidence of… CONTINUE READING

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