Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ch5: Cognitive Learning Processes

Pg. 208 Implications for Instruction
I found interesting that they mentioned the verbalization of thoughts as a problem-solving skill. I personally do this a lot, have always done it, mostly when I don't understand something; however, I notice that people find it strange. I often get asked, "are you talking to yourself again?" I do this because sometimes it makes it easier for me to understand something, I ask myself questions aloud, could be about a project I'm working on or simply when I'm reading. Asking myself questions triggers thoughts about something I previously read and helps me make connections and understand what I'm reading. Sometimes I can't concentrate and reading aloud helps me stay focused.