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Critical Players in Learning: Attention & Memory
Transcript of Critical Players in Learning: Attention & Memory
What will you remember?
Mental Energy Controls
Procedural Learning System
Regulates incoming information
Decides what's important
How will it ring a bell?
How will it be categorized & marked?
Trouble identifying what's important
New input fails to ring a bell
Too many associations
M_NT_L E___GY CON___LS
Regulates energy flow to parts of brain that need it
Often poor sleepers
Substitute physical energy for insufficient mental energy
Students fatigue quickly
Looks like inconsistency
Important to chunk bigger tasks, directions in to smaller parts
Helps with planning, organizing, monitoring & prediciting
Access previous experience to decide how to act
Doing things too quickly without planning or previewing outcomes
Importance of PRIMED
Learning's front entrance
About 2 seconds
Messages go through "recoding"
Abbreviating & condensing incoming information
Visual, verbal, sequential
Information rests here; few minutes - hours
Holding together parts of ideas, stories, concepts while they develop
Place for ideas to gel
Opportunities for processing
Warehouse for knowledge & skills
Filing for later use; consolidation
Pairs, procedures, categories, rules & familiar patterns
Model how to show ways for students to organize & access
"Procedural learning sytem is learning how to do something and learning it to the point where it's automatic."
Poor automaticy in routine skills, results in slower completion and less efficiency with routine tasks.
These students often innovate & experiment with routines & procedures, often seeking/finding a new & better way of doing something.
Students with strong procedural learning abilities, quickly learn to perform tasks in just the way they were taught...
They perform without much thought reflection; less need, desire to innovate.
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