ERIC Number: ED356258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
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Needed: A Standard Information Processing Model of Learning and Learning Processes.
One strategy to prevent confusion as new paradigms emerge is to have professionals in the area develop and use a standard model of the phenomenon in question. The development and use of standard models in physics, genetics, archaeology, and cosmology have been very productive. The cognitive revolution in psychology and education has produced a plethora of information processing models of learning and learning processes. All of the proliferation and contradictory models are beginning to produce paradigm blight and anomalies in the experimental literature. It would seem that a Standard Information Processing (Cognitive) Model of learning and learning processes is needed, with a commitment to develop a consensus version for all professionals working in this area to use. An initial attempt at formulating such a model is presented based on an analysis of the model proposed and the literature in the field for the past 25 years. Each component of the model is defined and discussed, and its etiology and logical necessity are established. The importance of developing standard models for organizing the literature and research of a field or discipline is also discussed. A flowchart illustrates the information processing view of cognition and cognitive processing. (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (16th, Clearwater Beach, FL, February 17-22, 1993).