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Cognitive Domain

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Key components of the Cognitive Domain involve:
1. The ability to formulate a goal, monitor goal – progress and adjust one’s behaviour
2. The ability to sustain and switch attention, sequence thoughts, avoid distractions
3. Understand cause and effect
4. Recognize personal learning strengths and weaknesses
5. The ability to stay on task, follow rules or sequences, and stay motivated

It is often referred to as self-regulated learning which is the awareness and understanding of one’s own thinking or cognitive processes, or “thinking about thinking.” This metacognitive skill development permits a more active part on the part of the learner in the learning process, as it allows for self-awareness in terms of recognizing errors in thinking, and focusing on progress towards goal attainment. These students feel confident in approaching a task or challenge, maintaining focus, working well with peers, monitoring their progress, seeking help when they need it, and adjusting their approach for next time.

Cognitive Domain Resources

Cognitive Domain

Executive Function eBook

Cognitive Self-regulation Rubric


Success Plan Template
Teacher and Student Success Planning
Classroom Use of Visual Schedules
Sustained Attention
Task Inititaion
Executive Function 101 eBook


Break Cards
First Then
Line Up
Washroom Break
Visual Tracking Reward Time & Points
Visual Schedules
Schedule Bank


Yukon Education Student Network

The Yukon Education Student Network is the central portal for all Yukon school websites, curriculum links and educational resources. Information & resources for First Nations, the First Class Communication System, Digital Literacy, the Yukon Student Information System (YSIS) and the Yukon School Athletic Association are all are available on YESNet.