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Unformatted text preview: ED 118: Schooling and Multicultural Society FORM 3: HOW PEOPLE LEARN Name____________________________________________ DUE TUESDAY, JANUARY 22 Define the following terms from How People Learn and explain how they contribute to learning. 1. Development: Changes in children’s thinking, such as the development of languge, causal reastion and rudimentary mathematical concepts 2. memory capacity: amount of mental space children have (M-space) (the more mental space, the more they can retain information ) 3. clustering: a pervasive strategy used to improve memory performance, but organizing disparate pieces of information into meaningful units. (organizing knowledge) 4. chunking: a method to remember more, by grouping together disparate elements into sets of letters, numbers, or pictures that make sense to them. 5. Storytelling: crucial for growth of language skills and eventual independent reading. Initiates conversation Storytelling: crucial for growth of language skills and eventual independent reading....
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course EDU 118 taught by Professor Ball during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.
- Winter '08