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Cognitive Map   The psychological definition of a cognitive map is the framework in the human mind through which we interpret objects, events, and concepts. The phrase...  
Cognitive Science   A science investigating how people learn rather than what they learn. Prior knowledge and out-of-classroom experience help form the foundation on which...  
Cognitively Guided Instruction   An instructional strategy in which a teacher assesses what students already know about a subject and then builds on students' prior knowledge. Students...  
Cohort   Cohort groups facilitate relationships that encourage learning and act as a support for individuals. The underlying philosophy of a cohort is that learners...  
Collaborative Learning   An instructional approach in which students of varying abilities and interests work together in small groups to solve a problem, complete a project, or...  
College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCR)  The work is the result of a nine-month process that examined the Common Core State Standards from the perspective of adult education. It was funded to...  
College and Career Transitions Initiative (CCTI)  The College and Career Transitions Initiative was a multiyear effort that brought community colleges together with secondary schools, employers, and four-year...  
Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE)  The Commission on Adult Basic Education is a national professional organization of adult education practitioners who provide leadership, advocacy, and...  
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)  Common Core State Standards is a nationwide initiative that is intended to bring diverse state curriculum requirements into alignment with each other...  
Common Education Data Standards (CEDS)  The Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) project is a national collaborative effort to develop voluntary, common data standards for a key set of education...  
Communicative-Based ESL   This approach to teaching English as a second language (also referred to as the functional approach or communicative approach) is based on the theory...  
Community Technology Center Network (CTCNET)  The Community Technology Center Network is a national, non-profit membership organization of more than one thousand independent community technology centers...  
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