What we experience and how we experience it impacts our responses.
Theorists: Jean Piaget, Robert Gagne, Lev Vygotsky
Key: The focus is on internal mental processes. The way we think affects our learning process.
Teacher: Guides students through the problem-solving process with regards to their own thinking processes
Student: Active. The student works through their unique "schema"
expand, adapt, alter information
Accommodation: New information is continually adjusted to assess and give meaning to new concepts.
Schema: "knowledge structure" ( internal) This is how we store and make sense of information.
3 Stages: Informational Processing:
Sensory: Absorbed from senses (1-4 secs), all information in monitored
2. Short Term: (20 secs) With repetition, ideas of interest taken from "sensory", "nuggets" of knowledge work best
3. Long Term: Unlimited capacity, rote memorization, linking old and new information for deeper analysis