cognitive scienceeducation dictionary

<learning theory> A science investigating how people learn rather than what they learn. Prior knowledge and out of classroom experience help form the foundation on which teachers build effective instruction.

Synonyms: study of the mind

(10 Mar 2006)

cognitive sciencemedical dictionary

The study of the precise nature of different mental tasks and the operations of the brain that enable them to be performed, engaging branches of psychology, computer science, philosophy, and linguistics.

(12 Dec 1998)