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I must consider a course you are teaching or might teach in the near future. Present a plan for one lesson or unit of that course, incorporating the cognitive strategies and approaches you have read about and discussed in class. designing the lesson or unit, ask yourself two important questions:
• Which cognitive structures are needed for this content, activity, and assessment?
• How can I use the content and activity to help students develop cognitive structures?
The plan should be submitted as a 1200-1500 word paper in APA format that incorporates and cites any of the materials we have worked with in class or that you have found in your research.

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I must consider a course you are teaching or might teach in the near future. Present a plan for one lesson or unit of that course, incorporating the cognitive strategies and approaches you have read about and discussed in class. designing the lesson or unit, ask yourself two important questions:

• Which cognitive structures are needed for this content, activity, and assessment?

The cognitive structures that are necessary vary in regard to the student's level of expertise and understanding. Nevertheless, I will discuss the three primary cognitive structures that are responsible for cognitive apprenticeship within any educational program. These are comparative thinking structures, symbolic representation structures, and logical reasoning structures. These structures are responsible for assisting learners through the use of scaffolding, situational learning, guided participation. These mental structures build upon the previous learning that students have acquired to help students incorporate new information while also utilizing previous schema to enhance their learning.

In reference to comparative thinking structures, these are rooted in recognition, memorization, classification, and are the building blocks of learning wherein students must possess capabilities from this cognitive structure to be able to advance to the other two more complex cognitive structures. This learning structure begins during the students' earliest years of ...

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The cognitive and social constructivism are examined.

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