Cognitive task analysis

Alex Reinhart – Updated August 1, 2018 notebooks ·

See also Pedagogy, Think-aloud interviews.

Cognitive task analysis is a way of improving our understanding of how students and experts perform tasks, so we can determine what specifically is lacking in student thinking and perhaps devise interventions to encourage students to think more like experts. It typically involves theorizing the steps involved in performing a task, then using think-aloud interviews with students and experts to determine what cognitive skills real people use.