Learning and Cognition

Authored by: Knud Illeris

The Routledge International Handbook of Learning

Print publication date:  December  2011
Online publication date:  May  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415571302
eBook ISBN: 9780203357385
Adobe ISBN: 9781136598562

10.4324/9780203357385.ch2

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Abstract

The concept of cognition has always had a central position in psychology and not least in relation to the psychology of learning. Cognition is a broad term including everything that has to do with knowledge, thinking, reason and understanding, and is traditionally placed in opposition to the other elements of the mind: the affective, which has to do with feelings and emotions, and the conative, which has to do with volition (e.g. Hilgard, 1980).

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