Epistemology & Study Skills

Epistemology & its belief
-The Study of knowledge.
– ideas, and beliefs about learning and knowledge, how these beliefs influence the way we study.

Knowledge changes & evolves, (dynamic)
enjoy cognitively challenging tasks, engage in meaningful learning, read course material critically & undergo conventional change.
Knowledge is fixed and certain[static] it depends on the field of study

Knowledge is constructed for yourself[good]
truth is tests by logic & scientific study. Tend to engage in learning activities, make interconnections among ideas, work to make sense of info, and get emotionally involved with things studying. Knowledge is external and passed on by authority figures[bad] are passive learners and judge knowledge to be true from authority figures

Role Playing
rehearsing isolated facts over and over[memorization] Rehearsed items are better remembered, leads to storage in long term memory only when learner associates new info with existing info

Meaningful learning
associating materials with what you already know helps you memorize & learn

Different ways of learning[ as education furthers]
must remember more info, do more w/ the info, understand at a more abstract level

intentional learner
actively & consciously engaged, actively attends to & thinks about the new info, eager to acquire mastery of the subject, exerts considerable effort, uses a variety of learning & self regulatory strategies.
Believes the knowledge on a topic continues to evolve

Metacognition
knowing if you know, think about thinking & learning & studying

Elaboration
using prior knowledge to interpret and expand upon new material

organization
imposing structure when it doesn’t exist

concept map
maps out overall organization and interrelationships

note taking facilitates encoding creates concrete external storage
suggestions summarize main ideas, look for material that fits the goals/purpose, rewrite, reorganize elaborate & notice whats important- teacher repeats, written on the board or bold in ppt

summarizing
identify what’s important, state main ideas, put in your own words & condense

comprehension monitoring
can you draw a picture, chart or diagram

Self quesitoning
state the main ideas, and predicting

mnemonics
catchy memory aids. impose structure or organization. relate info to what the learner already knows build retrieval cues