Peter Doolittle: How your "working memory" makes sense of the world
Peter Doolittle - Educational psychology professor
Peter Doolittle is striving to understand the processes of human learning. Full bio
into our long-term memory
on standardized tests,
is play a little bit with some of that.
working memory out for a ride.
I'm going to ask you to answer three questions.
just in case you were wondering.
to the way we function, right?
to so many different ideas.
working memory is awesome.
for allowing us to communicate.
unless we apply it to something,
to this one over here,
is how we negotiate that.
about a couple of strategies here,
information target-rich environment
do I agree with him?
and when you get home,
became a very negative thing.
new knowledge to prior knowledge.
and it becomes more meaningful.
We are built for images.
everything that happens to us.
approximation of sophistication.
We have to support that.
an organizational chart on it
About the speaker:Peter Doolittle - Educational psychology professor
Peter Doolittle is striving to understand the processes of human learning.
Why you should listen
Peter Doolittle is a professor of educational psychology in the School of Education at Virginia Tech, where he is also the executive director of the Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research. He teaches classes such as Cognition and Instruction, Constructivism and Education, Multimedia Cognition and College Teaching, but his research mainly focuses on learning in multimedia environments and the role of "working memory."
Doolittle has taught educational psychology around the world. He is the executive editor of the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and the co-executive editor of the International Journal of ePortfolio.
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