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  1. Feb 2023
    1. The goal of assimilation is to maintain the status quo. By assimilating information, you are keeping your existing knowledge and schemas intact and simply finding a place to store this new information.

      This is really good to be aware of because sometimes we stretch really far to keep from having to reevaluate our thinking.

    1. Assimilation and accommodation both work in tandem as part of the learning process.2 Some information is incorporated into our existing schemas through the process of assimilation, while other information leads to the development of new schemas or total transformations of existing ideas through the process of accommodation.

      New ideas can be both assimilated and accommodated. It isn't all or nothing.

    2. The process is somewhat subjective, because we tend to modify experience or information to fit in with our pre-existing beliefs

      There is no method of objectively looking at something new. We have to practice disassociating the pre-existing understanding we may have from our schemas as we learn new things.

    1. Raising children free from these stereotypes and limitations, she believed, would lead to greater freedom and fewer restrictions of free will

      This discredits the dignity and value that comes from being male and female!

    2. When subjected to societal disapproval, people will often feel pressured to alter their behavior or face rejection by those who disapprove of them.

      This is one of the problems with postmodern society. Everyone has a different version of truth. Even though postmodern thinking says that "your truth is true," there is ridicule or societal issues when it doesn't align with theirs.

    3. All of these influences add up to how gender schema is formed.

      How many of these patterns are subliminal? Or, are they only impactful if they aren't recognized, even if they're prevalent in culture?

      Is not worrying about these kinds of text patterns a sign that my schema is already fixed? Or is it insensitive to say that it's not an issue for me and my understanding of gender value?

    4. Gender schema theory was introduced by psychologist Sandra Bem in 1981 and asserted that children learn about male and female roles from the culture in which they live.

      All learning is local and defined by our environment, which includes culture.

    1. People are more likely to pay attention to things that fit in with their current schemas.

      Is this because it's easier to assimilate than it is to accommodate?

    2. Event schemas are focused on patterns of behavior that should be followed for certain events.

      How many event schemas do we possess for learning vs schooling? Would students describe the two similarly or differently? Would they even see a connection?

  2. Oct 2020
    1. Adult learning theories: Implications for learning and teaching

      Article provides an in depth discussion of learning theories as applied to adult learners. Diagrams are particularly helpful. Clear discussion of Knowles, i.e., how adult and child learning differs. Rating 8/10

  3. Mar 2019
    1. Cognitivism

      Cognitivism challenge behaviorism by positing that humans are more complex than simple lumps that respond to external stimuli. Cognitivism claims that people must involve themselves in their learning and take an active role. In short, when information enters the mind, it must be processed before it becomes a change in behavior. 6/10