Learners experience the curriculum in very different ways depending on their background and abilities. Their general level of development and academic attainment is usually very different, even among learners who are peers. In many cases the differences will emanate from different abilities, for example: delayed speech, poor social skills and even lack of attention in class. This makes us wonder how the information presented in class is turned into knowledge for the learners.

Therefore, this subtopic seeks to introduce you to cognition as a process through which knowledge is acquired through experiences, sensations and thoughts. It will also introduce you to learning, which is a process of acquiring knowledge through experience. Last, this  subtopic will also explore how both cognition and learning are interrelated, as cognition is particularly important for teaching because it is the process that leads to learning.

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