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Marc Lewis Theory

  1. 1. “Opening the Black Box” Marc Lewis
  2. 2. Menu Overview of Cognitivism  Video Summary Notable Figures  Benjamin Bloom Practical Use  For Students Personal Application  Additional Strategies
  3. 3. Overview Focus on thought processes Not focusing on overt behavior Prior knowledge is important Ability to process and utilize information Emphasize conscious thinking
  4. 4. Overview Continued
  5. 5. Notable Figures Kurt Lewin Robert Gagne R.C. Anderson Benjamin Bloom Jean Piaget
  6. 6. Benjamin Bloom(February 21, 1913 – September 13, 1999) Received a Ph.D in Education from the University of Chicago Developed Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning Developed the idea of Mastery Learning  Cognitive approach. Required prior mastery
  7. 7. Practical Use for Teacher Set specific objectives to demonstrate mastery Review previous material Understand students are active participants in learning Have students seek help when they fail an area Have lessons build upon each other Learning is helped by association
  8. 8. Practical Use for Students Make association when learning new material Learn basics, then move on to advanced material Seek help when the class has past a difficult area Take responsibility for their learning
  9. 9. Personal Application Things I Can Do  Monitor each students mastery of a section  Create lesson plans that build on previous knowledge  Understand I can only help students who want to learn  Advise students to revise work
  10. 10. Personal Application Continued  How it can help my students and I:  Set realistic goals  See the point at which a student began to struggle  Learn which transitions are most difficult

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