Week_7_-1 - Information Processing EPSY 201 Week 7 Shuai...

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Information Processing EPSY 201 Week 7 Shuai Wang
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Housekeeping Thoughts about the test? Class evaluation feedback Paper (first draft) due date?
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Cognitive views of learning A general approach that views learning as an active mental process of acquiring, remembering, and using knowledge Knowledge is learned What we already know determines to a great extent what we will pay attention to , perceive, learn , remember, and forget Your examples?
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Constructivist approach Learners actively construct or generate meaning for themselves Learning is situated in a social environment Construct knowledge for ourselves in order to adapt to the environment Collective processes are especially strong in group settings We collectively find agreement on what the world is like while simultaneously making individual meaning of the world
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Information Processing The human mind’s activity of taking in, storing, and using information Like computer (first gather information and then change its form--encode; storage; retrieval)
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Sensory Registration: How we acquire information from the environment (sights, sounds, smells) Characteristics Initial part of information process Sensations are stored for brief periods of time Large capacity & immediate retrieval, but lose information quickly Attention determines what happens next Zone out and information is forgotten Pay attention and info moves to short term
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How to gain and maintain attention?
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Guidelines 1. Use signals: (1) Develop a signal that tells students to stop what they are doing and focus on you. Some teachers move to a particular spot in the room, flick the lights, tap the table, or play a chord on the class piano. Mix
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course EPSY 201 taught by Professor Zola during the Fall '10 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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