Ch 2: CEOE Reading Specialist: Information Processing

About This Chapter

We can help as you prepare for the CEOE Reading Specialist exam. This chapter's lessons will get you ready for material on the exam that deals with information processing.

CEOE Reading Specialist: Information Processing - Chapter Summary

The engaging video lessons in this chapter make it fun to brush up on key subject matter pertaining to information processing. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be well-prepared to face CEOE Reading Specialist test questions about:

  • Information processing theory
  • The different memory processes
  • Kinds of schemata
  • Information transfer types
  • Bottom-up and top-down processing
  • Divergent and convergent thinking
  • Problem solving strategies

We feature subject matter experts imparting information on a video in bursts of 5-10 minutes, after which you can take a self-assessment quiz on what you just learned. For any missed questions you can use a handy timeline tool which uses key words to allow you to return to that exact spot in the video with the correct answer. You don't have to watch the whole video over again. Nice, huh?

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: CEOE Reading Specialist: Information Processing
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Information Processing Theory: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

1. Information Processing Theory: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

How does information make its way to memory? How do people learn? In this lesson, we'll examine the information processing theory of learning, including the process of memory, cognitive load, chunking, and automaticity.

Information Processing: Encoding, Storage & Retrieval

2. Information Processing: Encoding, Storage & Retrieval

How does your brain remember information and recall it later? In this lesson, you'll look at the steps your brain takes as it processes data from short-term memory and stores it as long-term memory.

Knowledge Organization: Schemata and Scripts

3. Knowledge Organization: Schemata and Scripts

How does your mind organize the world? When you see a new animal, can you easily tell if it's a bird, mammal or fish? Categories and mental structures, such as types of animals, are called schemata. This lesson discusses different types of schemata and why they are important.

Types of Information Transfer

4. Types of Information Transfer

When you acquire one skill, does that ability help or hurt your ability to learn other skills? For example, learning to play the guitar might help you learn to play the banjo, but it probably doesn't affect your ability to learn the geography of Africa. This lesson focuses on transfer of information, including positive, negative and zero transfer, as well as the difference between high-road and low-road transfer of information.

Attention and Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up Processing

5. Attention and Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up Processing

Are you a big-picture person or do you get caught up in the details? Explore two ways that you can use your cognitive resources to focus your attention. This lesson provides both the details and the big picture for top-down and bottom-up processing.

Cognitive Thinking: Creativity, Brainstorming and Convergent & Divergent Thinking

6. Cognitive Thinking: Creativity, Brainstorming and Convergent & Divergent Thinking

Creativity is useful in almost any situation, but how is creativity defined? This lesson covers the definition of creativity and discusses how creativity requires several different types of thinking, including divergent thinking and synthetic, analytic, and practical intelligence. This lesson also defines and describes brainstorming.

Types of Problems & Problem Solving Strategies

7. Types of Problems & Problem Solving Strategies

We solve hundreds of small problems everyday. This lesson covers different types of problems, such as routine vs. non-routine, and many of the different problem-solving strategies we use, including algorithms, heuristics, graphic representations and the IDEAL Strategy.

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