Contemporary and cognitive learning theories assumptions

Question #2: Describe at least three benefits of instructional objectives for teachers, students, or both. Also, identify at least one downside of using instructional objectives to evaluate students’ achievement, especially when used in conjunction with high-stakes tests.


Question #4: Contemporary cognitive learning theories share a number of common underlying assumptions. Describe four of these assumptions.


Question #5: The textbook identifies eight characteristics of a situation that tend to draw one’s attention. Describe five of these characteristics. For each one give an example to illustrate its effect.


Question #6: People often learn more information when they intend to learn it. Explain why this is so using each of these perspectives: (1) the dual-store model, and (2) the levels of processing model.