Facts are particularly sensitive to context. We use context to extract the meaning for our surroundings, our perceptions and our internal states. We use both external (context-dependent) and internal (state-dependent) cues.
Read these posts (if there are links):
- What Is Context?
- Jefferson Out of Context
- Encoding Specificity Principle
- Context-Dependent Learning
- State-Dependent Learning
- Near- & Far-Transfer
- Emotion & Memory
- Human Motivation
By the end of this lesson, you should be able to:
- Compare and contrast context-dependent and state-dependent learning
- Explain the encoding specificity principle
- Describe the impact of emotion on learning
Here are the Terms for Context
Here are the Notes on Context
And now a Quiz about Context
What do you remember most when you visit your elementary school that you never think of when you aren’t there?
Links to explore
- UNC.edu: Context dependent learning
- wiseGeek: Stroop Effect
- Neuroscience for Kids: Stroop Effect
- Wikipedia: State dependent learning