If you ask a student to apply problem-solving skills when they are learning new and critical information, you're asking the brain to do two things at once. This limits both processes. The task is 'complex' but not in a way that benefits the student.
Social learning theory is a behavioral theory that posits that new behaviors can be learned by observing and imitating others.
4E cognition: How might we design learning environments that lead to constructive interaction of mind, body, and environment?
Understanding the mechanisms behind memory, learning, and behavior is crucial to human development and significant research has been done in this area
Bandura's Social Learning theory explained that children learn in social environments by observing and then imitating the behavior of others.
Paulo Freire's education philosophy saw education as an active process of intellectual, sociological, and political assimilation.
ACT-R is a way of specifying how the brain itself is organized in a way that enables individual processing modules to produce cognition.