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Complex Cognitive Processes

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Kristin Henson

on 9 October 2012

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Strategies Problem-Solving McAlister Greiner, Kristin Henson, Ally Myers Complex Cognitive Processes Learning strategies: one or more cognitive processes used intentionally for a particular learning task (culture has an effect on learning strategies) Overt strategy: learning strategy
that is readily apparent in a
learner’s behavior
Example: taking notes Covert strategy: learning strategy that involves only mental activity and thus isn’t reflected in a learner’s observable behavior (identifying important information) Using existing knowledge and
skills to address an unanswered
question or troubling situation 1. well-defined has a goal
and plenty of information

2. ill-defined is when a problem is
not clear, information is missing,
or it does not have a clear goal Two key parts:
New and original behavior-behavior not specifically learned from someone else
Productive result- a product approriate for/valuable to one's culture Creativity! Common Characteristics of Creative Thinkers significant knowledge related to the task at hand
ability to interpret and solve in a flexible manner to combine existing information and ideas in new ways
high standards for evaluating accomplishments
passion Fostering Creativity Show students that creative thoughts/behaviors are valued
Focus student attention on internal, rather than external, rewards
promote subject mastery
Ask thought-provoking questions
Give students freedom and security to take risks
Provide the time creativity requires Purposes of Fostering Creativity: Educational vs. Business Research done by the American Association of School Administrators and Americans for the Arts Accommodating
Students with
Special Needs
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