Learning Process's

The different stages of obtaining information


The Amazing Information Processor

How do you do it????


Encoding - You take what comes into your senses and make them into something you can store.

Storage - The place you keep all this amazing information.

Retrieval - Your ability to find that information and use it in overt and covert ways.

Dory Suffers Short Term Memory Loss
Information Processing Theory

The Relationship Between Short- and Long-Term Memory

We don’t know exactly how information moves from closet to closet, but we have some clues. Just like the stuff we tend to keep in the storage closet instead of the trash can – the information our brain keeps in Long Term Storage is something it uses or has used a lot in the past. The more we use or rehearse information, particularly if we use if for some kind of activity, the more likely it is that it will stay in the closet. ( Like a favorite baseball glove that you used all the time years ago and still like to use on occasion. )

Levels-of-Processing Model

We process information we are storing in different ways. Just like everything in the same closet does not mean the same thing to us, it is true the information we store is not equally as important to us.

Flexible – we can process information in different ways. (We can move stuff around in our closet or use it in different ways.)

Perception – we perceive information in the same closet in different ways.

Shallow – I like the color of this coat in the closet.

Deep – This is the coat my grandfather wore every week to church. I can see him in it. I can still smell him when I sniff it. I love this coat. I will always keep it in the closet and never put it in the trash.