Criss-crossing Cognitive Flexibility Theory based research in Portugal: an overview

Ana Amélia Carvalho, António Moreira


This article addresses research conducted in Portugal on the application of Rand Spiro’s Cognitive Flexibility Theory, describing work developed in the last decade. The studies presented range from the theory itself and the pedagogical and technological principles it defends as applied to learning, to how teachers interpret and translate it in the development of teaching materials, or even on how it can be used for setting up communities of learning an practice. Still other studies address how CFT can be used as a cognitive tool for deconstructing knowledge and lead students to reflect upon this process in distributed learning environments.

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