Cognitive Psychology: Improving Student Learning

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Increasing student learning has been a top priority for school districts, private organizations, and workforce education over the past years. Big questions have arised when it comes to maximizing the teaching level for students. My interest comes to see what our brain has to do with the way we learn, and what can be done in order for our brain to memorize information that is being learned. I chose this article because it involves how cognitive psychology takes place in order to better our students learning. I have always had an interest with how hard it must be for instructors to try and get their students to memorize information and actually enjoy it along the way. How can they gain the most information through the series of ideas and steps? …show more content…
The article specifically talks about the similarities humans have when dealing with cognitive psychology. The cognitive definition and idea handed out a few variables for the study such as, “how people are alike when it comes to learning,” and the idea that learning increases if you actually pay attention. My main reason for choosing this topic comes from what I already know from cognitive psychology that was given to me out of Chapter 1’s discussion. In chapter one we learn that cognitive psychologists believe that “experience leads to a change in beliefs and knowledge, which leads to a change in behavior.” Looking at this definition it can be a concrete way to connect it to what the scientists are using throughout this article. A key statement made to why students better adapt to understanding a subject can come through the the way they set up the article into five principles. These principles included first by creating an issue and using cognitive psychology to allow students to engage so they increase the amount of information …show more content…
Considering I may be switching my major into neuroscience, and of my interest in neuroscience, I feel as if this topic can be connected. The brain connects to the cognitive side, through the study of the thought process, brain and thinking. I chose this article because it gives me a better understanding on the cognitive side of psychology by providing me with enough facts, examples and information to help increase my learning in the subject. I always ask myself why people act the way they do or better yet why they act the way they do in certain situations. Everything tends to make more sense when understanding the thoughts, and memories of a person, and how those can promote a reaction to their behavior if manipulated with experience. Through this study I have learned so much due to the way the article presented their information by making me take a walk through their experiment. I realized that cognitive psychology can play a huge role in basically anything that requires the process of thinking. The article made a valid point to relate the idea of how students learn by connecting it to the study of cognitive

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