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The Acquisition and Retention of Knowledge: A Cognitive View

Authors: Ausubel, D.P.

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In 1963 an initial attempt was made in my The Psychology of Meaningful Verbal Learning to present a cognitive theory of meaningful as opposed to rote verbal learning. It was based on the proposition that the acquisition and retention of knowl­ edge (particularly of verbal knowledge as, for example, in school, or subject-matter learning) is the product of an active, integrative, interactional process between instructional material (subject matter) and relevant ideas in the leamer's cognitive structure to which the new ideas are relatable in particular ways. This book is a full-scale revision of my 1963 monograph, The Psychology of Meaningful Verbal Learning, in the sense that it addresses the major aforementioned and hitherto unmet goals by providing for an expansion, clarification, differentiation, and sharper focusing of the principal psychological variables and processes involved in meaningful learning and retention, i.e., for their interrelationships and interactions leading to the generation of new meanings in the individual learner. The preparation of this new monograph was largely necessitated by the virtual collapse of the neobe­ havioristic theoretical orientation to learning during the previous forty years; and by the meteoric rise in the seventies and beyond of constructivist approaches to learning theory.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Preview of Assimilation Theory of Meaningful Learning and Retention

    Ausubel, David P.

    Pages 1-18

  • Introduction: Scope and Objectives

    Ausubel, David P.

    Pages 19-37

  • Preview of Basic Concepts of Meaningful Reception Learning and Retention

    Ausubel, David P.

    Pages 38-66

  • The Nature of Meaning and Meaningful Learning

    Ausubel, David P.

    Pages 67-100

  • Assimilation Theory in Meaningful Learning and Retention Processes

    Ausubel, David P.

    Pages 101-145

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Acquisition and Retention of Knowledge: A Cognitive View
Authors
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9454-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9454-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6505-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5536-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 212
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