Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Information processing theory
I understood the chapter that we read on information processing.Short term memory relates to what we are thinking about at any given moment in time. Long term memory also called conscious and unconscious memory can be triggered by an event or location. I relate to this chapter because I understand how a computer processes input. A computer can easily recall any information that is requested because it is saved in memory. In that way our brain is similar but we cant hold vast amounts of data because short term memory is easily forgotten and long term memory is recalled by an event image or situation. Things a teacher can do so the students retain focused on the material include, walk around the classroom, review assignments and coursework in different ways so students will not get bored easily, and let students interact with one another as student teachers.