Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx4yeOpa0ao and answer to these questions in an essay form. Be
sure to address all guide questions and include readings and videos listed below to support your argument. Make
connections and explanations more explicit.
1. Briefly summarize Cognitive Theories of learning (use readings!). (1 paragraph) How is learning defined in
Cognitive Theories and what are the main assumptions and concepts that are aligned with these theories?
2. Briefly summarize the video you watched for the week. (1 paragraph). (use readings) What activities were the
teachers and students engaged in during learning?
3. List two assumptions from Cognitive Theory that were exemplified in the video. (List only). Choose from these
main assumptions and be sure to cite them from the readings: (i) Students are knowingly and unknowingly selective
about what they process and eventually learn; (ii) Meaning is constructed by the learner; (iii) Prior knowledge
and beliefs play a major role in the meanings people construct; (iv) and Students are actively involved in their
4. Describe how each of the assumptions you listed above was exemplified in the video. (2 paragraphs � 1 for each
assumption, and use readings/videos to support your argument) How were the two assumptions you listed in the prior
question exemplified in the video? Be sure to give specific examples as to how each assumption was exemplified in
5. Use Cognitive Theory to explain how students were responding to instruction. (1 paragraph) How did students
respond to the instruction and how is their response aligned with what we know about Cognitive Theories? (Be sure
to use your readings and videos) 6. Suggest alternative practices to teach the same content that was taught in the
video and is consistent with Cognitive Theory. (2 paragraphs) (Be sure to use your readings and videos) What are
at least two other ways that the content from the video could be taught while still utilizing a cognitive approach
to instruction? How and why is each of your suggested alternative practices appropriate for the content in the
video and aligned with Cognitive Theory?