EDCI 1001

EDCI 1001 - EDCI1001 16:14 WheredidLSUcomefrom (universities Platosschool Medievalmonasteries L.S.U Asingle, Holistic,notspecialized(nodifferents

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EDCI 1001 16:14 Where did LSU come from? Socrates and his students (universities) Plato’s school Medieval monasteries Europeans colonize America L.S.U. What did older universities teach? A single, true way to view the universe and everything in it Holistic, not specialized (no different subjects) The idea of having a major in order to get a job is a 20 th  century idea; it was to better  yourself Why are modern universities different? 1. Practical reasons – economic and technologic complexities Pretty much making everyone better at their one specific job 2. Philosophic reasons – relativism Relativism  Truth is relative to human perspective Many intelligent people have different perspectives So there really isn’t one truth, but many
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Intelligence IQ’s 2 parts: gF and gC gF – novel problem solving (Fluid intelligence –something that’s new and you have to  deal with a problem) Ex. Math gC – vocabulary, “stuff in your head” (Crystallized-Not new) Ex. Vocabulary test Young people have more gF and less gC Also, IQ has increased significantly over the past 100 (Flynn Effect) Modern technology More enjoyment Easier access to information and communication Advances in healthcare has led to longer, healthier lives Modern Economy Everything is more affordable now (including college) Disadvantages Psychological Issues
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Psychological Issues College students are increasingly narcissistic College students are increasingly immature, especially males (ratios) – there is a 6:5 girl  to guy ratio in college Stress There is a way to present information that is more memorable to our minds Ex. Paintings, clothing We are more receptive to structured simple things Other examples Music that you remember A. AABA B. Consider the complexities of music Novel, movie, and story structure A. Introduction, rising action, climax etc. B. Consider the complexities involved in these types of stories C. Still memorable How does this work? Biological, environmental factors interact, making people receptive to information that is  presented in certain ways This is why almost all people can learn very, very complicated things
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How to create order? How do you take a glut of info and make it comprehensible, memorable You have to categorize and package them just right to get them in your long term  memory Ex. You break things down into categories of 3 or 4 at a time You can remember 7 +- 2 in numbers; such as a phone number Three basic steps to studying Step 1: creating order Chunking – the two L’s  Little bites – manageable pieces Logical bites Step 2: Actively Engaging/Studying the Order Answer questions, writing, talking, thinking aloud
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