Key Points<br />Looking at the learner as a computer.<br />Opening the “black box” of the brain, it should all be understood and that’s how we learn how people learn.<br />Thinking and remembering are like a behavior, use behavior analysts to measure effect on learning.<br />Not like Behaviorists because they feel that “thinking” is involved, learning is not just a reaction.<br />Mental processes such as thinking, memory, knowing, and problem-solving need to be explored.<br />
More Key Points<br />Knowledge can be seen as schema or symbolic mental constructions.<br />Learning is defined as change in a learner’s schemata.<br />Cognitivism uses the metaphor of the mind as computer: information comes in, is being processed, and leads to certain outcomes.<br />
Cognitivist Teacher Without Technology<br />White board and a lecture; teach student using representative pictures.<br />Teach to students of all types of learning, get outside and do activities.<br />Show how to do an activity, then have the students imitate.<br />
Cognitivist Teacher With Technology<br />Powerpoints, use representative pictures for subject matter.<br />SMART board, write down words then explain them using the animated technology.<br />Movies, show a movie related to the subject matter then talk about it.<br />
Cognitivist Student Without Technology<br />Flashcards, write down terms and/or pictures correlating to subject matter.<br />Actively study in different stimuli-oriented places.<br />
Cognitivist Student With Technology<br />Research online more of the subject matter.<br />Watch movies related to subject.<br />Create your own PowerPoint.<br />Ask to use the SMART board.<br />
Cognitivistism Application to Myself<br />PowerPoint is the easiest option for a history teacher.<br />Put up pictures or pieces of artwork for the student to remember, then teach to the pictures or artwork.<br />Get outside and teach the students, create an activity for the students to do outside (i.e. re-enactment).<br />
Works Cited<br />"Cognitivism." Cognitivism (2008): n. pag. Web. 13 Apr 2010. <http://www.learning-theories.com/cognitivism.html#more-34>.<br />Integrating Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom. 6th ed. Boston: Course Technology, Cengage Learning, 2010. 371-376. Print.<br />
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