ED 200 Week Six Part 2 (Fall 2020)


Memory and Learning

You have been reading about the importance of background knowledge, and memory.


MOOC EDSCI1x | Video 1: Learning in Schools | Memory and Learning

Fourth Response Question Set Continues

Question 7: What is the difference between implicit and explicit learning?


MOOC EDSCI1x | Video 2: Understanding How Memory Works | Memory and Learning


Question 8: The narrator provides a scenario that includes three students. Why accounts for the difference in learning between the three students?


MOOC EDSCI1x | Video 3: Working Memory | Memory and Learning


Question 9: What is meant by cognitive load?


MOOC EDSCI1x | Video 4: Connecting Prior Knowledge | Memory and Learning


Question 10: Why is it important that the teacher consider students’ prior knowledge when trying to teach them something new?


MOOC EDSCI1x | Video 5: Making Memories | Memory and Learning


Question 11: The narrator talks about processing in an active way. This is referred to as making durable memories or enduring memories. What does she mean by processing in an active way? How do we do this?


MOOC EDSCI1x | Video 6: Retrieving Memories | Memory and Learning


Question 12: What is a retrieval cue?

Question 13: Why is it important to consider the future situations or circumstances students will be asked to retrieve the information the teacher is teaching them?

Question 14: Why is it important to give students time to recall things they are learning? This is also referred to as wait time.

This last question refers to the following three videos.

It is important that you have a clear idea as to what working memory is. You will hear this term often in your teacher training. So the final question for today is as follows:

Question 15: Using an examples given from the following three videos, please describe what working memory is and why it is important that we understand it?


WORKING MEMORY – Film 1 – What is Working Memory?


WORKING MEMORY Film 2 – Short Term Memory

WORKING MEMORY Film 3 – Dealing With Distraction


So there we have it. We now have a better understanding how educational psychologists talk about memory. This is clearly related to learning, because if you don’t have memory it would be difficult to say that you have learned.

That’s all for today. We will continue thinking more about memory and background knowledge next time.

Until then.