Prof. Dr. Jonathan Reams
NTNU Trondheim, Norway
In this presentation we will look at how the structure of cognition, as understood through Kurt Fischer’s Dynamic Skill Theory, determines performance. While we often encounter and adopt concepts, ideas and practices from courses, trainings and our work and other environments, how we put them into practice, or operationalize them, is determined by the complexity and robustness of the cognitive processes we can enact. In this session we will use a short exercise to illustrate how the structure of cognition develops and then introduce a simple model for understanding how structure determines performance by linking cognitive capacity with skills in the context of task complexity.