Information - Knowledge Acquisition What is knowledge acquisition The key paint to remember about knowledge acquisition is that we need t process

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Knowledge Acquisition What is knowledge acquisition? The key paint to remember about knowledge acquisition is that we need process maberial m it organized and stored in long-term memory such a way as facilitate la- retrieval. In other words, we want accomplish two goals: 1. Make new knowIedge &want what we already know. 2 Store knowledge so it ci& be recalled when it ii needed. What are strategies wticma for haw~edge acquisition? There are any strategies or actians help you the two basic goals of knowledge acquisition. Why aequisitibn important me as a learner? Try to one times yw crammed an exam were disappointed find exam "blanked out" forgot som-gthing. The problem here was acatally not forgetting rather it r problem meaningful learqing~ What happened tduning not keeping goal d &cvd mind. Thi.a k problem wit& 4 memag. you are learning material r way makes sense b you, you're organidng f Co fit wht pou hdy Instead, trying isolate the information 8 "padcet. ht am dump onto page probably forget afterward. Thie is, at best, a risky strabegy often will backfire. Rote memq helped through high dm01 -my help get duough some your lower divisian cxmraes, but it -probably effective efficient enough act thraugh upper division courses definibely won't wark gradtxate/law/medicrl dtod or yorr have a job. How does knowledge acquisition work? Memory for different events hcb can thought 'd as lying dong r continuum. The continuum ranges from short-krm ta memory. Events or facts meaningful or useful are more likely to be stored toward
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long-term end of the continuum. Tluee processes are imporat for accomplishing goal: 1. Make tfic new information relevant to what you already know. 2 Orga. the in a way that makes sense tn you. 3. Store the a place memory where you can access it Why does knowledge acquisition take time and effort? Any expert a sport will trll he/ she gained apztbe from years grueling work, practice urd sac*. Yoa shouldn't expect yourself tu become an at aq-g wdght either. Knowledge acquisition 8 lot d effopt a while, may fed resorting tu rnemorizjng is easier- Ymfc right! Huyevcr, once you codorable and adept nsing howdge strate@es achchcms, ycm will greatly hefit save yoruself time Iast-minute anxiety when facing testa. Using strahgia dons acquire knmvledge a &ong drill. Think about When yon leave school well-established in.* carer your choice, chanrt# are boss nwer aslc you tn memorize infcnnation. More likely, will need learn matHial very well do yoar job effectively. What I lcam this larowledge acqviritian unit? It important develop sirategies kt both fluent uad flaciile. When enaxan- a situation & which y&'rc either trying tD mething or exprian p&blrm learning, r range different actions bo take. Developing a reperdDirc d actions om biggest challenges dege studen@.
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course EDP 310 taught by Professor Doherty during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Information - Knowledge Acquisition What is knowledge acquisition The key paint to remember about knowledge acquisition is that we need t process

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