The Information Processing Model ( Woolfolk And Margetts 2016 )

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Briefly, describe a past academic (school or tertiary) learning experience that you found difficult. With specific reference to the relevant elements of the Information Processing Model (as described in lecture and in Woolfolk and Margetts 2016), explain why you found the learning situation difficult. What strategies, drawn from the readings and lecture, would you now put in place to improve such a situation if you faced it again in the future.

This essay will briefly describe a past academic learning experience that I found difficult. I will use elements of the Information Processing Model (Woolfolk & Margetts, 2016) to help explain why the difficulties occurred and to uncover different strategies that could be put in place if ever I was to face this, and other situations again.
The past learning experience that I found difficult was a speech assignment at high school when I was 14 years old. It wasn’t just the presenting but the process of researching and having to write a 30-minute speech for an internal English assignment. I found it hard and it ended with me failing.

Our five senses are constantly being battered by new sights, sounds and smells from the environment. For us to make appreciate these senses, there is an initial process that transforms these new sensations or information - it’s called sensory memory (Woolfolk & Margetts 2016). I would describe it as a temporary holding cell that stores new sensations to allow processing to take place.
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