Types of Cognitive ProcessingBrief DescriptionHolisitc Processing information from whole to part; sees the big picture first, not the details.Random Processing information with out priority, jumps form one task to an other.Concrete Processes things that can be seen , or touched - real objects.Intuitive Processes information based on whether or not it feels right know answer but not sure how it was derived.Nonverbal Processes thought as illustrations.Fantasy-Oriented Processes information with creativity; less focus on rules and regulations.
Brain Dominance QuizAs are Left – Brained responsesBs are Right –Brained responses
Learning Style Quiz Mostly A’s = A Visual Learning Style (Learning best by seeing and looking) Mostly B’s = An Auditory Learning Style (Learning best by hearing and listening) Mostly C’s = A Kinesthetic Learning Style (Learning best by touching and doing)
Optimising Your Memory Use different strategies to memorise information according to your learning style Mnemonics Drawing Colour coding Recording Mind maps/Brainstorms Chunking Wall posters Rhymes
Mnemonics ROY G. BIV Every Good Boy Deserves Fruit / FACE My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nine Plums First letter Story
Drawing and Colour Visual/Kinesthetic Use colour –red for problems; green for OK; link similar things in complex schemes Label Add symbols Display
Recording Use creative aids – e.g. iPod, iPad Auditory/Kinesthetic Make a recording Playback Label Store
DVDs and CDs Visual/Auditory Classic literature – audio books
Rhymes and Songs Auditory/Kinesthetic Familiarsongs Link words to tunes
Chunking• Break things down to smaller parts• Learn each part• Build on pieces
Daily Review•Have a filing system•Divided by subjects•Revise within 24 hours•What you canremember (Blue)•What you forgot (Red)•End of week review•Use preferred LearningStyles•Use preferred Right &Left Brain techniques
Study Tips! Seta regular time to study Remove distractions - This includes TV, radio, social networking sites. Have necessary material Record assignment due dates in a designated book/diary or on a calendar Use DAILY REVIEW!
Study Tips!Take notes in class and while researching for your assignments/projectsManage your timeStudy for tests
Make sure you have the following:Your assignment notebook,diary or calendarSolid flat surface for writingGood lightingComfortable chairTextbooksAll materials
Before Class! Think about what the lesson is going to be about What were the main points covered in the last lesson Review what your assignment was for the class Have your Homework Assignment out on your desk – ready to turn in. Prepare for every subject in this way.
During Class! Does your general knowledge provide any information about the subject being taught? What comes to mind during the lesson that may be helpful? Concentrate on the subject being taught Take notes on the main points
After Class! Review your notes and think about what was covered in class. Some people like to rewrite their notes as they study. Some people like to underline and highlight important ideas and vocabulary. Some people like to create mind maps or brainstorm ideas about what they learnt.
How to Listen Better! Form a good habit – good listening in class! Concentrate on what is going on in class – do not daydream! You can not listen if you are talking!
Learning to Listen! Good listening means you are paying attention. Try to hear what is said, not what you want to hear. Think“around”the topic and “between the lines”. Relate it to what you already know. What is the main point?
Learning to Listen! What is likely to be on the test? What is the teacher going to say next? Listen carefully to the assignment and write it down in your assignment book. Listen for these essential phrases from the teacher: “This is important…”“It is essential that you know….”“The take home message is …”
Improving Reading Skills!A good reader does as many of the following as possible: Seizes the main ideas Thinks about what the author is saying Is active, not passive Concentrates on what is being read Remembers as much as possible Applies what is being read to personal experience.
Review1. Do I believe that I have a memory?2. Do I believe that I can make it work better?3. What learning style is my strength?4. What side of my brain is dominant?5. How can I use this information to make school really work for me?6. What will I do now with this information?