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Chapter Eight The Information Processing Theory
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Overview The information processing view of learning A model of information processing Metacognition Helping students become strategic learners Technology as an information-processing tool
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Information Processing Theory: Assumptions Information is processed in steps or stages. There are limits on how much information can be processed at each stage. The human information processing system is interactive.
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A Model of Information Processing
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The Sensory Register Capacity Very large Duration 1 to 3 seconds Contents Information perceived by the sensory receptors (encoded as perceived)
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The Sensory Register and Its Control Processes Recognition Noting key features of a stimulus and relating them to already stored information Attention Selective focusing on a portion of the information currently stored in the sensory register
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Short-Term Memory Capacity 7 +/- 2 chunks of information Duration 20 to 30 seconds Contents What you are currently thinking about (information from the sensory register and information from long term memory)
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Short-term Memory and Its Control Processes Teachers can aid students by presenting material in logical chunks and by showing students how to organize information on their own. Organization
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