Cognitive Skills You Need for the 21st Century

ISBN : 9780197529003

Stephen K. Reed
300 Pages
140 x 210 mm
Pub date
Oct 2020
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In Cognitive Skills You Need for the 21st Century, Stephen Reed discusses a Future of Jobs report that contrasts trending and declining skills required by the workforce in the year 2022. Trending skills include analytical thinking and innovation, active learning strategies, creativity, reasoning, and complex problem solving. Part One on Acquiring Knowledge contains chapters on cognitive processes that are critical for learning. Part Two on Organizing Knowledge explains how matrices, networks, and hierarchies offer contrasting methods for visualizing organization. Part Three on Reasoning discusses visuospatial reasoning, reasoning from imperfect knowledge, and reasoning strategies. Part Four on Problem Solving focuses on the knowledge and strategies required to solve different types of problems, including those that involve design and dynamic changes. Part Five on Artificial Intelligence contains chapters on the Data Sciences, Explanatory Models, the Information Sciences, and General AI. Part Six on Education consists of three chapters on educating 21st century skills at all levels of instruction. Research in Cognitive Psychology, Education, and AI provides the foundation for acquiring these skills.


Part One. Acquiring Knowledge
Chapter 1. Comprehension
Chapter 2. Action
Chapter 3. Categorization
Chapter 4. Abstraction
Part Two. Organizing Knowledge
Chapter 5. Matrices
Chapter 6. Networks
Chapter 7. Hierarchies
Part Three. Reasoning
Chapter 8. Visuospatial Reasoning
Chapter 9. Imperfect Knowledge
Chapter 10. Reasoning Strategies
Part Four. Problem Solving
Chapter 11. Problems
Chapter 12. Design
Chapter 13. Dynamics
Part Five. Artificial Intelligence
Chapter 14. Data Sciences
Chapter 15. Explainable AI
Chapter 16. Information Sciences
Chapter 17. General AI
Part Six. Education
Chapter 18. Complex Systems
Chapter 19. Computational and Mathematical Thinking
Chapter 20. Continuing Education

About the author: 

Stephen Reed is an Emeritus Professor at San Diego State University and a visiting scholar at the University of California, San Diego. He served for seven years as the coordinator of a joint doctoral program between the two universities in mathematics and science education. He is the author of five books and is now working on the 2nd edition of Thinking Visually and the 10th edition of Cognition: Theory and Applications.

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