The Learning Cycle. Applications of Cognitive Science to Engineering Education And the Manufacturing Learning Module. Purpose of Presentation. Present information on the research basis for Learning Cycle Approaches How the Engineering Learning Cycle was developed
Applications of Cognitive Science to Engineering Education
1. Reduce memory load. teacher is to make it easier for your students to learn.”
2. Activate existing knowledge structures.
3. Representation of new knowledge techniques.
4. Encourage “deep thinking”.
5. Enhance cognitive control processes.
6. Support the use and transfer of knowledge and skills.Strategies for Application of Cognitive Studies to Curriculum Design
(Johnson and Thomas, 1994)
Principles of teacher is to make it easier for your students to learn.”Cognitive Studies
Don’t Re-invent the Wheel! teacher is to make it easier for your students to learn.”
The science community has used learning cycles for many years.
Two major projects:
Compass - from Illinois Central College
Introductory College Physics for the 21st Century - Seminole Community College, FL
Goals of the Manufacturing Learning Modules
Move from Concrete to Formal Piaget Levels of Learning
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