Cognitive Learning Definition
Cognitive learning is a style of learning that encourages students to use their brains more effectively. This way of learning encourages students to fully engage in the learning process so learning, thinking, and remembering get easier and easier.
Cognitive learning isn’t about memorization or repetition. When it comes down to it, it’s all about learning how to learn.
Using Cognitive Learning in School
At Oxford Learning® your child will be taught cognitive learning strategies to better focus on meaningful learning. Rather than relying on quick learning styles like memorization and repetition, our tutors teach students the fundamentals of lifelong learning. Your child will learn strategies and skills that will help them move toward better grades in school.
Cognitive Learning Strategies Include:
- Encouraging active discussion about what is being taught
- Guiding students to explore and understand how ideas are connected
- Ensuring students are able to justify and explain their thinking
- Using visuals and learning tools to improve students’ understanding and recall
- Having students reflect on their learning experience
- Helping students find new or alternative solutions to problems
How Does Cognitive Learning Help?
Cognitive learning helps students learn effectively and ensures that the concepts learned are understood, instead of being temporarily memorized. With this learning style, your child will have a stronger and longer-lasting understanding of educational concepts in subjects such as math, English, science and French.
Cognitive skills are what separate the good learners from the so-so learners. Without developed cognitive skills, children fall behind because they aren’t able to integrate new information as they are taught it. Realistically, most students move on to the next grade before they have mastered the basic academic skills.
Remember: The ability to learn and make sense of new information is crucial to successful learning … and that’s why developing cognitive skills is so important. That’s what we do.
Cognitive Learning Helps By:
- Finding the most effective way for your child to learn—whether he or she is a visual learner, auditory learner, kinaesthetic learner, or otherwise
- Teaching your child how to take a “big picture” approach to learning in order to understand how smaller thoughts fit into larger ideas
- Helping your child retain and apply new concepts successfully and with ease
To see the many benefits of the Cognitive Learning approach, find an Oxford Learning location and enrol your child today!