How does the way students organize knowledge affect their learning?

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How does the way students organize knowledge affect their learning?

  1. 1. How does the waystudents organizeknowledge affect theirlearning? D. Bonnycastle Aug. 2011
  2. 2. Definition Learning results in a permanent change in:  student’s behaviour  cognitive patterns.
  3. 3. Learning depends on thetransformation of information into knowledge -Dr. F. Papa
  4. 4. Learners come in many types http://youtu.be/HZEmxby8g8A
  5. 5. Cognitive Patterns Lucy
  6. 6. Cognitive Patterns Schroeder
  7. 7. Cognitive Patterns Linus
  8. 8. Example of anillness pattern
  9. 9. Teacher’s Problem You have complex, integrated patterns built up over time that can be retrieved from memory automatically. For you, answers to problems based on your patterns are obvious and quick to retrieve.
  10. 10. Student’s Problem • Something that sounds familiar does not equal knowing • Something memorized may not be a pattern • Content memorized for multiple choice exams is not easily accessible later
  11. 11. Teacher’s Role • Make your thinking process explicit (Intentional Role Modeling) • Help students learn to organize content into explicit patterns.
  12. 12. Making Implicit Explicitfrom http://www.bmj.com/content/336/7646/718.full
  13. 13. How do you makeyour thinking process explicit?
  14. 14. How do you help studentslearn to organize content into explicit patterns?

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