Cognitive structures are mental processes that individuals use to process and understand information. They organize information for learning and recall. Cognitive structures are integral for comprehension and memory.
There are three categories of cognitive structures.
* The first are comparative thinking structures like memorization and classifying.
* The second is symbolic representation structures like math, gestures, dance, and music.
* The third is logical reasoning structures like reasoning, cause and effect, evaluation, and problem solving.
Cognitive structures can be developed over time.