A strategy is different than a skill. A strategy is deliberate, something a student is consciously aware they are employing. So, what is the difference between a strategy and a cognitive strategy? A strategy is a systematic approach or plan to achieving an objective. A strategy is an elaborate plan of action with choice among alternative approaches. For the objective to be achieved successfully, students must anticipate & address potential problems. A cognitive strategy is a systematic approach to achieve key learning goals that take into account the rules and methods of the academic disciplines that are necessary to achieving the goals. Cognitive strategies can be organized as follows: problem formulation, research, interpretation, and communication while ensuring precision and accuracy during the entire process.
The Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) is a nonprofit research center founded in 2002 by Dr. David Conley. This center seeks to improve educational policy and practices in ways that lead to more productive education results for all students.