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- Learning and information processing
- Memory types and storage
- Short-term memory
- Mnemonic devices and memory retrieval
- Long-term memories and retrieval
- Schemata and scripts
- Categories of information transfer
- Brainstorming and creativity
- Convergent and divergent thinking
- Promoting creativity in an educational environment
- Problems and problem solving
1. Cognitive Perspective of Learning & Information Processing
When you see or hear something in your environment, how does your brain recognize what you are seeing or hearing? This lesson introduces the cognitive perspective in psychology, including the difference between sensation and perception. We'll also discuss the famous Gestalt principles of perception that you do automatically every day but didn't necessarily know there were names for what your brain was doing.
2. The Two-Store Model of Memory: Types of Memory and Storage
Do you remember your first day of school? This lesson discusses the foundational concepts behind all memories, including basic types of memory and the process all memories must go through for success: encoding, storage and retrieval.
3. Categories of Memory: Sensory & Long-Term
Did you know that there are several types of memories? How does your brain keep track of them all? In this lesson, as you observe your surroundings at an art museum, you'll come to understand how your brain categorizes memory so you can remember your experiences.
4. Short-Term Memory: How STM Works
All memories must first pass through short-term memory (STM) before becoming permanent. But how does STM really work? This lesson covers several aspects of STM, including why it seems to be an auditory-based system, how much information can be stored and the serial position curve.
5. Improving Retrieval of Memories: Mnemonic Devices
When you have to study for a test and you need to remember a large amount of information, what strategies do you use to help your memory? These strategies are called mnemonic devices. This lesson covers several well-known mnemonic devices, such as chunking, the method of loci and the keyword technique.
6. Retrieving Long-Term Memories: Interference, Amnesia & State-Dependent Memory
Have you ever been sure that you know something but simply can't pull it out of your memory? This frustrating experience is a lack of retrieval, and this lesson discusses several aspects of successful retrieval, including retroactive and proactive interference, state-dependent memory and different forms of amnesia.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. How to Advance Creativity in a Learning Environment
Students in a classroom can attempt to solve problems in a wide variety of creative ways. This lesson defines creativity and then covers barriers to thinking creatively, including response sets and functional fixedness. Finally, the lesson discusses different types of creative problem solving, including brainstorming and working backward.
11. 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.
12. Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples
This lesson will define and explain in detail what metacognitive strategies are and how they can be used in the classroom to help deepen students' thinking about content and develop students who are ready and willing to tackle new content.
13. Cognitive Resources Theory: Definition & Explanation
The cognitive resource theory focuses on intelligence, experience, and how these things influence our reactions to stressful situations. Learn about the assumptions of the cognitive resource theory, the relationship between intelligence and experience, and more.
14. Response Set in Psychology: Definition & Explanation
In this lesson, learn about a response set in psychology. Explore the different types of response sets and situations in which they are likely to occur.
15. Rote Memorization in Education: Definition & Techniques
In this lesson, learn what rote memorization is. Also, discover the different memorization techniques you can use in your classroom as well as examples of each.
16. Bell Ringers for High School
This lesson describes what a bell ringer is and its benefits to teachers and students. Examples of bell ringer types are also included. A short quiz follows the lesson.
17. Calculus in the Real World
This lesson will take a look at different ways in which calculus is used in the real world. A short quiz follows that will allow you to test your knowledge about how calculus is used in our everyday lives.
18. Critical Thinking Brain Teasers
Brain Teasers are puzzles or riddles that test your critical thinking, which is the ability to use logic to connection information in a way that allows you to make a decision or find a solution. Practicing brain teasers will help you develop your critical thinking skills.
19. Developing Critical Thinking Skills
In this lesson we'll explore critical thinking skills, examine how they develop, and provide a few sample exercises that can be used to work on these skills with individuals of all age ranges. A short quiz follows.
20. Fun Teaching Games for Understanding
Today's students come to school expecting to have fun and be entertained. So, teachers have to get creative in order to keep students interested. Using games throughout instruction keeps students engaged and improves understanding of new concepts.
21. Higher Level Questions for Math
An important part of teaching includes asking questions. Teachers need to push students to think deeply by asking high-level questions. In this lesson, learn what high-level questions are and how to apply them to teaching math.
22. Higher Order Thinking Questions for Kindergartners
Thinking isn't something most of us actually think about - it's something we just do. For educators, how students think is as important as what they're thinking about. Sometimes, it isn't enough to simply remember and understand; higher order thinking is necessary at every grade level, starting as early as kindergarten.
23. Increasing Rigor in the Classroom
In order to ensure that your students are trying their hardest to achieve at high levels, it is important that lessons and activities increase rigor in the classroom. This lesson will outline several ways in which you can help increase the rigor of your students' work.
24. Literacy for the 21st Century by Gail Tompkins: Summary & Tips
Literacy for the 21st Century by Gail Tompkins introduces teachers to both theory and methods for developing literacy today. By focusing on literacy as a process of making meaning, Tompkins explains how to teach students to take in all forms of media, from movies to blog posts.
25. Math Bell Ringers
Using bell ringers to start your math class is a great way to get your students thinking mathematically. The ideas listed here will help your students get settled in while you take care of other class business.
26. Paragraph Writing for Kids
Learning to write a paragraph is an important skill, and children who can master it have what it takes to begin composing longer pieces of writing. In this lesson, follow the steps of a master teacher as she helps her 3rd-graders with paragraph writing.
27. Preverbal Communication: Definition & Explanation
Preverbal communication is an incredibly important mode of interaction that infants use to navigate the world. This lesson will provide you with the definition and examples of the various forms of preverbal communication.
28. Reflection Questions for Students
This lesson provides a basic overview of the reflection process and includes questions that will prompt students to begin the reflection process. In addition, tips are given to help teachers assist students to begin thinking reflectively.
29. Science Fair Project: Ideas & Questions
This lesson will walk you through the process involved in developing student science projects. It will provide insight on how you can structure the overall process and identify common struggles students may encounter along the way.
30. Specific Intelligence: Definition & Explanation
Take a look at specific intelligence as compared to traditional views of intelligence. We'll introduce Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences and discuss an example.
31. Teaching About Native Americans: Research Paper Topics
Looking for Native American project ideas? This lesson offers ways to have students actively engage in research that will expose them to Native American culture. A short quiz will follow.
32. Teaching Kids About Money: Tips, Methods & Activities
Money is a complex concept for children to grasp, not only how to count it but also its importance and impact on life. This lesson will explore methods of teaching basic money concepts, give tips on teaching practices and offer fun activities to support learning.
33. Teaching Math: Methods & Strategies
Teachers play an important role in fostering mathematics skills. In this lesson, learn some good ways to teach math methods and problem-solving strategies.
34. Teaching Meditation in School
School can be a stressful place for kids. Meditation can teach kids calmness and mindfulness, and it doesn't have to take up much of your day. This lesson will explore what meditation is, why we do it, and different ways to bring Zen to your school den.
35. Teaching Vocabulary in Context
Learning vocabulary in context helps people make connections for better comprehension. We'll look at a variety of learning strategies that can help students understand and incorporate new words effectively. After the lesson, test your new knowledge with our quiz questions!
36. Universal Grammar Theory: Definition & Examples
Learn about Chomsky's theory of universal grammar, how it influences language development, and why babies might understand more than we think. Examples are provided, and a short quiz follows.
37. Visual Learning Style: Strategies & Activities
This lesson will describe the visual learning style, provide strategies for students, and offer activities that teachers can implement in their classrooms in order to help visual learners better understand course information.
38. What are the Habits of the Mind?
This lesson will teach you about the habits of the mind. No, these aren't cool nun outfits for your brain; they're mental behaviors that support an intelligent and thoughtful lifestyle. A brief quiz follows the lesson.
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