Mental Models

Testing your schema

Our conceptual understanding or schema influence everything we do. This is because we construct our understanding and conceptual model based on our prior knowledge, experiences, attitudes and beliefs. As a result, everyone has a slightly different conceptual model.
Take a look at this paragraph and have a go at completing it.
The questions that p________ face as they raise ch________ from in_________ to adult are not easy to an _________. Both f______ and m________ can become concerned when health problems such as co_________ arise anytime after the e____ stage to later life. Experts recommend that young ch____ should have plenty of s________ and nutritious food for healthy growth. B___ and g____ should not share the same b______ or even be in the same r______. They may be afraid of the d_____.
As humans look for patterns in what we observe, based on what we know, t is likely that the words you choose to fill in the blanks will closely align to your schema. Click here to see the original paragraph.

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My feelings towards technology

I enjoy drawing and painting. Therefore, although I appreciate the accessibility and speed of technology, especially when researching and studying, I feel the need for a combined approach using tactile equipment such as books, pencils and paper.
I feel quite competent with the aspects of technology that I have already been exposed to, however, when presented with new forms, I am likely to become a deer in the headlights. I know that I need to continue to train myself to use new and different forms of technology as it plays a huge role in the modern classroom. As technology is constantly changing and evolving, there is a lot to keep up with and I need to remind myself not to get overwhelmed.
As detailed by ZENILKAY in the link, the fast pace of technology can be intimidating as we face the unknown. Therefore, in order to utilize technology to its full potential, we need to create a mental model to prepare ourselves for this change.

The truth about technology: New ways of communication and moving forward

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