Georgina Lloyd

    Essential processing

    If the learning objective is paraphrasing, the essential processing is going to be high. This is because paraphrasing is ‘inherently complex’! First of all, it involves the other two topic areas on the list (passive voice; referencing) and many, MANY more topic areas. It strongly requires students to connect with a lot of their previous learning (long-term memory) and will involve integration on many levels.

    Generative processing

    There are many examples from the course and the materials that we have looked at that show how to help students organise and integrate content. The review sections are a good example of this, they show links between the content in the course. The tasks where we create stuff is where a lot of the integration takes place – in those tasks we are actively building on our previous knowledge of the teaching and learning in our field.