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  • 1. Lab 4 Learning & Memory
  • 2. Lab 4 Activity Overview 2  Apply SRL in your own learning • My Planner 4  Warm Up Discussion: Attention Monitoring  Introduction to the Strategy Library  Experimenting with Memory  Try out a Mnemonic Strategy  Summary Activity (Homework)  1 tip for learning from the Dunlosky et al. reading  Quiz 2
  • 3. 3 • My Planners guide you to engage in the SRL cycle by – Thinking ahead (Plan/Set goals) – Thinking back (Monitor how things went) • Make ‘My Planner’ work for you – Thoughtful and reflective answers! – Should take you 10-15 minutes My Planner 4
  • 4. Warm Up Discussion: Attention Monitoring 4  With your partner, discuss:  Afterwards, we will construct a list of distractors and the strategies together on the board  1. What things captured your attention away from the lecture content?  2. What is one thing you could do to redirect your attention?
  • 5. 5 • Open the Strategy Library – Strategy Library has strategies for all kinds of tasks and processes – Tells you about how, when, and why strategies work – Provides examples of strategies – It’s yours! Feel free to edit and personalize it Introduction to Strategy Library What is a Strategy? –A studying tactic or technique –Applied selectively / deliberately –To meet specific task requirements (Phase 1) –To achieve specific goal (Phase 2) You can also find the strategy library linked on the main EDD 101 page
  • 6. 6 Introduction to Strategy Library Strategies for Complex Info (Organized by Learning Process) Strategies for Complex Info (Organized by Task) Strategies for Simple Info: Mnemonic Strategies Section 1 includes strategies for simple & complex info
  • 7. 7 • Find Mnemonic Strategies in the Strategy Library – In “Strategies for Simple Information” section – Read the Introduction to Mnemonic Strategies – Read about each strategy (Peg Word, First Letter, Method of Loci) • Try one out to effectively remember some course material – Get out your class material & choose something you need to memorize – Strategically choose the mnemonic strategy you think would work best and try it out now Make a Change: Try Out A Mnemonic Strategy
  • 8. 8 • Read theDunlosky et al. (2013) article • Use what you found in this paper to create 1 tip for “what students should know about learning” Summary Activity (Homework)
  • 9. 9 • Quiz 2 in lab – Any attempts to complete the quiz outside of lab results in automatic failure – All attempts are time stamped and logged • Your instructor will provide you with instructions about how to access the quiz in lab Quiz 2
  • 10. Reminders 10  Schema Activation Question  Recently you were asked to think about why the group with the topic after the task did worst than the group with no topicin the activating prior knowledge activity. We will discuss the answer to this question in class in the next lab  Task Analysis Questions  In the next lab, we will be taking up the task analysis questions