Final Week- EDU510

As we are coming to the end of my Cognitive Science in Teaching and Learning class, I feel that I have learned a wealth of information that has prepared me for the rest of my Masters program as well as my career. The time has passed by really fast and it still feels as if have just started unit 1. Now, here I am in unit 8 with 6 more days to go, I can not believe it.

In unit 1, I learned a lot on artificial intelligence. Computers can do so many things but they can not experience emotions as would a human.

In unit 2, I learned about mental representations such as logic, rules and concepts.

In unit 3, I learned about analogies, cases and images.

In unit 4, I learned about motivation and making the game worth playing. This was a great unit. We have to keep or students motivated and make sure they know that learning is worth it. Our emotions can play a big part in how we learn and how we teach. Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation is a very interesting subject. We seem to be motivated differently as children than we are as adults.

In unit 5, I learned that Hard parts are what we do not particularly like or enjoy but must endure to receive the full benefit or knowledge from learning a subject, playing a sport or playing an instrument. We all have enthusiasm for learning especially the fun things. Even with these so called fun things we enjoy learning so much comes with hard parts. This is true whether it be academically or something such as learning karate. Hard parts are what students do not want to come in contact with but to have a smooth sailing of learning something.

In unit 6, I learned It would be great to contribute to the cognitive scientists’ exploration. To be able to share knowledge and ideas fuels our strength. I would want to tell scientists that our development is highly based on social impacts. Social impacts play a big part in development, therefore creating a big impact. I would want to tell them that all in which we learn somehow takes the place in a social context from when we are born and throughout our lives. The interactions that we have with others shape the way we think, feel, socialize and interact with others. Social interactions are imperative from preschool. A strong educational foundation is built on socialization. It is a very big piece to life, in fact it is huge.. We are social beings, We need to connect with others in every way. If we were unable to socialize, we would diminish. Socialization brings out great things.

 

In unit 7, I learned Dynamic learning systems are systems that contain an abundance of variables that can change the “playing fields”  as they are working together. Combined, these variables can make a difference. The outcomes determine the change within the certain “playing field”. The cognitive illusions depend on knowledge that is stored about the world with some degree of conscious control. These cognitive illusions interact with different levels of perceptual processes instead of demonstrating a base that is physiological – the knowledge or made, built in assumptions are not directed in the right way, in other words they are misdirected. Certain perceptions of images or illusions do not follow certain standards or rules. These illusions are thought up and can really be anything out of the blue, it doe snot matter. Illusions come from over thinking at times as well. People get lost in thought. Illusions can be interpreted in many ways by many different people. Illusions are very complicated, what one sees another may not see at first, if at all until after they are shown. Illusions complicate the cognitive science’s efforts to broaden and expand mental representation models.Illusions can really be a difficult thing more so for children than adults.All of our experiences are different. we all experience different things from adult to another adult and greatly varies from a child to an adult. We all think differently and use different processes to complete tasks and go on about daily life. Our learning styles are different and how we interpret information within our minds is unique. The way we all see pictures, photos and images differs from one person to the next. All of that can really affect our instructional efforts with adults and children. We always have to keep in mind what we see and think is not necessarily what the next person sees or thinks. We have to accommodate.

It would be great to contribute to the cognitive scientists’ exploration. To be able to share knowledge and ideas fuels our strength. I would want to tell scientists that our development is highly based on social impacts. Social impacts play a big part in development, therefore creating a big impact. I would want to tell them that all in which we learn somehow takes the place in a social context from when we are born and throughout our lives. The interactions that we have with others shape the way we think, feel, socialize and interact with others. Social interactions are imperative from preschool. A strong educational foundation is built on socialization. It is a very big piece to life, in fact it is huge.. We are social beings, We need to connect with others in every way. If we were unable to socialize, we would diminish. Socialization brings out great things.

Teaching is an art and definitely a science. I have taken from this course that we as educators teach differently and as learners we have or own learning style. We do not all learn the same. This is something to take into consideration inside and outside the classroom.

Overall, my knowledge has greatly expanded. I was in some way expecting something more difficult in this class, just because the title seems a bit intimidating. Indeed, the class was very challenging with great informative material, but I am getting through it better than I imagined. The discussion boards really help as well as the feedback from the professor.With the information I learned in EDU510 helps me be more prepared for my following classes which are at a 600 level next module.

 

 

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