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Development of individual prerequsites for successful learning

Projects in this domain of research concentrate on the description and explanation of the ontogenesis of individual cognitive, motivational and volitional competencies of successful learning.

In developing individual prerequisites of successful learning, a focus is placed on different cognitive competencies.

On the one hand, these may belong to the area of attention control and working memory, on the other hand they belong to the use and metacognitive regulation of learning and memorizing strategies. The emergence of basal domain-specific strategies in the acquisition of reading, writing and arithmetic skills is also focused.

Furthermore, domain-specific cognitive competencies and differential developmental pathways are reconstructed regarding motivation system facets that are conducive to learning as well as volitional styles of action control.



Department of Education and Human Development
last modified Sep 30, 2013