Learning aims

Learning aims have been provided to help keep track of the key concepts you need to master in each chapter:

  • be familiar with the various aspects of attention, including sustained, selective and flexible atten­tion, attention strategies including planning and attention as a cognitive resource
  • understand memory processes, including memory retrieval and memory strategies
  • be able to describe metacognition, including the adaptive choice strategy model and the possi­ble adaptive function of children’s limitations in thinking about thinking
  • articulate gains in problem solving, early manifestations of means-end behaviour, rules, tool use and reasoning