- The brain and learning
- Information processing theory
- Problem-solving methods during the learning process
I say that I am lost, however overwhelmed may be the better term to use. There is a plethora of information out there in cyberspace, and I am afraid that my grasp on the subject matter is less than satisfactory. Keeping in mind that it is only the second week of class, I promise to not give up on my learning ability just yet.
The first little gem that I found about the brain and learning was an article written by Marilee Sprenger (n.d.) about “Brain-Friendly Teaching” located on the Education World website at http://www.educationworld.com. I found this article very valuable for me personally, because it provides easy to understand steps for teachers to use with students that need to “move new information from sensory to long-term memory” (Sprenger, n.d.).
The second online resource that I chose to cite for this assignment was the Information Processing Theory article written by The Gale Group located on the Education.com website at http://www.education.com (McCrudden and Schraw, n.d.). I found this article to be valuable, because it read like an outline of important key terms and illustrations that should be highlighted in a textbook. This was extremely helpful to me as it gave me an additional way to process all of the new subject matter that I was introduced to this week in our class text and other online resources.
After surviving a devastating computer crash where my almost completed blog post was lost, I beg of you to look back on what you just read and have pity on my stress-ridden last minute attempt to recapture all of the wonderful thoughts that disappeared due to a spiteful computer that is certainly out to destroy me. Beware of evil word processor freezes!
McCrudden, M. and Schraw, G. (n.d.). Information Processing Theory. Retrieved from the Internet on January 20, 2013 from the site: http://www.education.com/reference/article/information-processing-theory/
Sprenger, M. (n.d.). Brain-Friendly Teaching: From Sensory to Long-Term Memory. Retrieved from the Internet on January 20, 2013 from the site: http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/profdev/profdev156b.shtml