Learning Strategies

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  • A term that has been used very broadly to identify a number of strategic methods and actions used by a learner to process information in order to alter retrieval or perform a task. Individuals use learning strategies in particular settings to aid in the acquisition of skills and knowledge. They are individuals' own cognitive processes that help them attend, learn, think, and remember. They are also considered as cognitive tools that individuals intentionally use to accomplish a specific learning task. One or more of these cognitive tools may be used in the process. Examples of learning strategies include rehearsal strategies and elaborations. Rehearsal strategies allow individuals to repeat verbal information (names, symbols, facts, etc.) for maintaining information in working memory. However, elaborative rehearsal may facilitate ...

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