THE ORGANISATION, THE FUNCTION AND THE EVALUATION OF COGNITIVE COMPETENCE

Abstract

The idea according to which the acquired knowledge presents a functional organisation that leads to its contextualization has a certain heuristic value and it is supported by arguments that come from two different research fields, but that are divergent in their conclusions: the analysis of the cognitive functioning of the adults, who are considered as “experts”, and the new perspectives elaborated in the field of development psychology and the ¬†approaches of problem solving studying. The paper presents the organisation of knowledge, the functional organisation of knowledge and a new methodology of evaluation of the cognitive capacity for pupils and students.

Key words: context, evaluation, organisation, personal/ individual cognitive capacity

SCS_12_2008_8