What is COGNITIVE STRATEGY? What does COGNITIVE STRATEGY mean? COGNITIVE STRATEGY meaning - COGNITIVE STRATEGY definition - COGNITIVE STRATEGY explanation.
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Cognitive strategies are the specific methods that people use to solve problems, including all sorts of reasoning, planning, arithmetic, etc. Importantly, a cognitive strategy need not be all "in the head", but will almost always interact with various aspects of what might be called the "execution context".
A commonly used and elegant example of cognitive strategies comes from small-number addition. There are numerous different ways (i.e., different strategies) by which one can get the sum of two (let's say) one digit numbers, for example 3+4 (=7). The way that most adults would solve this problem is by simply remembering the...