Chapter 4 of How People Learn II is about the mental processes that help people learn. This chapter dives into both memory and how learning is aligned and orchestrated. One’s memory is key to how learning works. The reading describes ways that we associate and learn through several different ways with our memories. Those methods are through memory reconstruction, utilizing our working memory, and referencing back to our long-term memory. The chapter also describes the orchestration of learning through our executive functions and self-regulation.
This chapter is one of importance to teachers as it describes the “why” of how students learn. This is important for teachers as we want to hit on these and build upon these. We want to help students create that “construction” process that the chapter describes and by designing our lessons and curriculums in a manner that is complimentary of these ideas.
Gura, M. (2016). Make, learn, succeed: Building a culture of creativity in your school. Eugene, OR
ISTE Standards for Educators (2017).
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2018). How people learn II: Learners, contexts, and cultures. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press.