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Information Processing II Ed Psych 201 Week 8 Shuai Wang
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Housekeeping Class evaluations Rough draft of paper due next week!
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Objectives We focused on how people remember information and ideas previously. Today, we are going to discuss cognitive processes that lead to understanding. Understanding is more than memorizing or retelling in your own words. We will focus on the implications of cognitive theories for the day-to-day practice of teaching.
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Contents 1. Three tasks for learning in school 2. Types of learners 3. Priming 4. Learning Theories 5. Making sense of things 6. Learning tactics and strategies
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Learning in school involves 3 tasks: Making sense out of information Organizing and sorting information until it fits neatly into one’s mind Using old information to help assimilate new learning
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Types of Learners: Non-receptive - “school makes no sense in my life!” Resistant - “I’m NOT going to learn any of this stuff, I’ll even get in your way if I can” Rote - “Just tell me what I have to know and I’ll memorize it for the test” Receptive - “I really like school. I am eager to learn, but I am only going to do what it takes to get an A. I will not exert any extra effort” Meaningful - “I’m constructing my knowledge. I use background information to help in learning. I have developed some very efficient strategies for acquiring new knowledge”
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questions What are the characteristics for different types of learners? Which category do you fall into? What type do you want in your classroom
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