Cognitive Development Research Paper by Vera

Cognitive Development
A study into cognitive development, constructivism, lateral thinking, metacognition and critical reflection.
# 95484 | 5,327 words | 41 sources | MLA | 2007 | PH
Published on May 24, 2007 in Education (Adult Education) , Psychology (General)

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This paper studies the effects of information overload among graduating college students. It links this to its relationship to cognitive development, constructivism, lateral thinking, metacognition and critical reflection. The paper also discusses how the bulk of available knowledge is perceived and processed by man and how he or she is able to apply the knowledge that he or she has learned, given the bulk of information that is available at present.

Table of Contents:
Chapter I
Background of the Problem
Chapter II
Review of Related Literature
Learning and Cognitive Development
Learning and Constructivism
Learning and Lateral Thinking
Learning and Metacognition
Learning and Critical Reflection
Chapter III
The Research Question
Chapter IV
Research Design
Distribution Method
Chapter V
Results and Discussions
Chapter VI
Chapter VII

From the Paper:

"The rise of the 21st century is marked by the tremendous growth on the knowledge of mankind. Information can be accessed at will, posing small if not almost virtually no constraints at all. The success of man in terms of solving majority of his problems could be naturally seen as something that is relatively good. However, even before the rise of the 21st century someone has already perceived the forthcoming problems of the abundance of information. Voltaire (1694-1778) said: "the proliferation of books is making us ignorant"."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ackermann E. (n.d.) Piaget's Constructivism, Papert's Constructionism: What's the Difference?
  • Amsterlaw J (2006). Children's Belief About Everyday Reasoning. University of Washington Child Development (77) (2) (443-464).
  • Annevirta T and Vauras M (2005). Developmental Changes of Metacognitive Skill in Elementary School Children. The Journal of Experimental Education (74) (3) 197-225.
  • Aspects of Radical Constructivism and its Educational Recommendations (1992). Retrieved on March 20, 2007, retrieved from
  • Bailey F. and Pransky K. Are Other People's Children Constructivist Learners Too? Theory Into Practice (44) (1) (19-26).

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