TE150_StudyGuide_Unit3

TE150_StudyGuide_Unit3 - UNIT 3 Study Guide TOPIC 3.1: IP...

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UNIT 3 Study Guide TOPIC 3.1: IP Model and Memory Strategies Big Idea: Everybody understands the idea that when we learn, we store information in our memories. But what does that really mean? There are two prominent models of human memory that have very different takes on this question. The first is the classic information processing model (AKA the Atkinson-Shiffrin Model) that is based on a computer metaphor of mind. In other words, it treats the human mind as a computer that takes input, stores it, retrieves it, and generates output. Just like with a computer, the information is translated into an abstract code before it’s saved. Students become more effective learners when they develop strategies to remember and pay attention better. We need strategies because we operate with limited cognitive capacity. There’s only so much we can remember or attend to at a time. When we use strategies, we can process more information. Strategies help us use fewer cognitive resources by automatizing certain tasks or off-loading some of the demands to our environments. Children improve in
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course TE 150 taught by Professor Palmer during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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TE150_StudyGuide_Unit3 - UNIT 3 Study Guide TOPIC 3.1: IP...

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