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Pattern Notes: A New Learning Strategy

David Jonassen

Information becomes more meaningful as it is interrelated with what we already know. Learners may be helped to learn how new ideas should be fitted into their mental scaffolding through the use of learning strategies. Certain learning strategies enable learners to reproduce or map their own knowledge structures and insert new concepts into it in a way that is meaningful to them. Knowledge is personally constructed, so giving someone information we think they should know will not necessarily help him or her to acquire it. This item looks at two strategies that help learners organise what
they are learning and a way of doing a deeper analysis on one of the strategies.

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