2 You are reading this book because you want to become a more successful
learner. Before I explain how to use effective learning strategies, it is important to understand how humans learn. It is difficult to understand why you
should give up certain learning and study skills and replace them with new
skills without the knowledge presented in this chapter. Also, once you acquire important knowledge concerning human learning, you can better evaluate your own learning processes.This chapter describes how information is received and processed in the
mind and how memory and forgetting occur. After studying this chapter, you
will be able to:
Understanding Learning and Memory
|• ||Identify how the information processing system (UPS) operates.|
|• ||Explain why it is important to use a variety of learning strategies to
learn different material.|
|• ||Assess the effectiveness of your own learning and study strategies.|
HOW DOES THE INFORMATION PROCESSING
SYSTEM EXPLAIN LEARNING?
Have you ever wondered why you remember certain information and why you
cannot even remember the important ideas in a course you completed a few
months or weeks ago? Many learning experts believe how individuals learn
provides the answer to this question.
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success:A Self-Management Approach.
Contributors: Myron H. Dembo - Author.
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Place of publication: Mahwah, NJ.
Publication year: 2000.
Page number: 26.
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