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Arden T. Miller, Ph.D

Psychology of Education

4. Cognition and Memory

 

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Reading Assignment: Ch. 7 & pp.269-275

1. Identify aspects that distinguish cognitive learning theories from behavioral learning theories.

2. Describe the three major components of the information processing view of memory including their functions and limitations.

3. Explain how information is transferred from the sensory memory (or register) to working memory (or short term memory), considering factors that influence whether information is transferred.

4. Explain the important features of working memory and how information is retained in working memory?

5. Recognize how different types of learning fit the various categories of knowledge and memory

6. Identify factors that influence the likelihood that information will be effectively encoded in long term, e.g., meaning, organization with schemata, elaboration.

7. Identify factors that influence the likelihood that information can be retrieved, e.g., serial position effect, interference, and limited cues.

8. Discuss reconstruction as the process for remembering. What are the significant factors that influence accurate retrieval?

9. Outline the developmental changes in metacognition and metamemory and discuss how these changes affect children as learners and implications for effective teaching.