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Introduction to Cognitive Flexibility Theory

Introduction to Cognitive Flexibility Theory

Author: Ashley Sweatt

In this lesson, you will learn about the cognitive flexibility theory and what it looks like in the classroom.

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Notes on "Introduction to Cognitive Flexibility Theory"


(00:00 - 00:10) Introduction

(00:11 - 00:37) What Will You Learn Today?

(00:38 - 01:17) What is Cognitive Flexibility?

(01:18 - 02:00) What are the Key Features of Cognitive Flexibility?

(02:01 - 02:35) Why Implement Cognitive Flexibility?

(02:34 - 03:53) How is Cognitive Flexibility Different from Traditional Learning?

(03:54 - 04:48) What are Best Practices When Implementing The Cognitive Flexibility Theory?

(04:49 - 05:45) What Did You Learn Today?

(05:46 - 06:14) Reflection


Additional Resources

Cognitive Flexibility Theory and the Post-Gutenberg Mind: Rand Spiro's Home Page

This web page includes research, reflections, and videos on cognitive flexibility theory. Rand Spiro posts research, his latest thinking, and questions for educators to consider relative to the application of cognitive flexibility in the classroom.

Cognitive Flexibility, Constructivism, and Hypertext: Random Access Instruction for Advanced Knowledge Acquisition in Ill-Structured Domains

This is a seminal article on understanding cognitive flexibility theory. Click on the link to download.

Developing a growth mindset

In this blog, the author reviews the premise of Carol Dweck's growth mindset. Additionally, the author provides how-to strategies for teachers to build a growth mindset with their students. There are helpful infographics to illustrate the concept.