Learning and Cognition

Learning and Cognition Final Project

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review the feedback given to you by your instructor and peers on your Interactive Assignment in Week 5 and contact your instructor if you have any questions. In Week 5 you chose your audience, and the mode of presentation (recorded webinar or instructional/training manual). You will complete the development of your project for this assignment. Effective time management is encouraged to ensure a quality project.

As a reminder, the purpose of this project is to clearly and concisely explain the theory you chose and at least three applications to the organization (audience) you chose, sharing helpful strategies and your developing knowledge about learning and cognition.
  • Table of Contents
    • List all sections included in the instructional/training manual with the applicable page numbers
    • 100 to 150 words
    • Provide an overview of the instructional/training manual and its potential use by your chosen audience. Make sure to identify the value of this information to your audience.
  • Introduction to the major theory topic (behavior analysis, cognitivism, or information processing)
    • 200 to 300 words
    • Provide an introductory summary of the theory you chose to focus on and explain the value of knowing this information to your audience. Why do they need to know this information?
    • Also identify the areas of application strategies you will include in your instructional/training manual
    • Include a thesis sentence at the end of the introduction.
  • Major Topic and Inclusion of Potential Applications Discussion
    • 1500 to 2500 words
      • Organize in sections to help your reader see where the information is that you included.
      • Example: If writing about information processing, one could organize sections for each department of the organization and explain applications personalized for that team.
    • Be specific in your explanations about how the application aligns with theory and the benefit it could have for the organization
    • Paraphrase and use citations to support your information.
    • Apply basic research methods and skeptical inquiry to explain the theoretical perspectives and empirical research that substantiate the relationship between the topic and the application of it to the organization.
  • Conclusion (200 to 300 words)
    • Summarize the importance of your topic to the specific target group you chose (e.g. educators, specific company, etc.) within the learning and cognition domain. To see an example, revisit the Week 5 Interactive Assignment prompt.
    • Visuals
      • Include appropriate visuals to support your content. Be sure to cite where these were retrieved.