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What Are Cognitive Skills? A Definition of Cognitive Skills

Cognitive Skills and Learning

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Cognitive skills: Cognitive skills refer to the abilities to gain meaning and knowledge from experience and information. Cognition is more then just learning information, it's the ability to think about new information, process and speak about it and apply it to other, previously acquired information.  As children mature, they develop the ability to think on higher levels, processing information more skillfully and making connections to other information more easily.

 

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