Cognitive learning theory and continuing health professions education

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A growing body of research and educational literature on cognitive learning theory focuses on how the mind works and effective new methods to promote learning. These findings and discussions are currently held in the educational research arena and are often directed at other researchers and educators who are already familiar with the concepts. The purpose of this paper is to introduce continuing educators to basic principles gleaned from a wide range of perspectives about cognition, esoteric theories, research, and emerging implications for education. In addition, questions are posed to stimulate the exploring of new ways to think about the assumptions behind continuing educational theory and practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-202
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Cognition
  • Cognitive learning theory
  • Continuing education
  • Professional


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