ERIC Number: EJ1026151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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Reference Count: 68
Enhancing Teaching and Learning: How Cognitive Research Can Help
Bowman, Margo; Frame, Debra L.; Kennette, Lynne N.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v24 n3 p7-28 2013
Pedagogical considerations should be guided by empirical, brain-based research on the human information processing system. People build and organize knowledge into a network-like system that connects related information. As learning occurs, learners expand the network to accommodate new information. Instructional strategies can be used to maximize the development of the information-processing network. The authors review classic research investigating how information is encoded, stored, and retrieved; discuss instructor expertise and how it may influence the learning environment; and consider the benefits of peer-to-peer interaction from both the theoretical perspective and through application of these principles in multiple psychology courses.
Descriptors: Brain, Research, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Psychology, Active Learning, Educational Strategies, Learning Activities, Mnemonics, Memory, Expertise, Novices, Cooperative Learning, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Peer Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
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