Question and answer
1.Discuss how a schema is related to constructionist theory or reconstruction
A schema is a network of knowledge, beliefs, or expectations about specific aspects of the world. Schema theory is the idea that humans try to categorize new knowledge into existing schema in order to better understand it in the context of the world. [ [ The underlying assumption of this theory is that humans are active processors of information, and that distortion (mistakes in memory) occurs
when an individual incorrectly fills in the blanks. Theorists on memory believe that memory is a reconstructive process. They believe that people try to reconstruct the past by fitting it into existing schemas. In other words, people try to find common meaning in new knowledge that they attain. The most modern research suggests that memory is actually an imaginative reconstruction of one's experience. Schema theory appears to be valid because of the large amount of memory processing that it explains. However, some critics argue that it is oversimplified and does not account for some intricacies of the brain. Bartlett's study on serial reproduction supports schema theory. In this study, Bartlett asked participants to read a classic Native American legend and reproduce it by memory 15 minutes later. Bartlett found that when people tried to reproduce the legend, they made it more conventional and repeated less of the details unique to Native American culture. This supports the conclusion that the people were fitting the legend into existing schemas, and only repeated the parts that they found meaning in. ]
Expert answered|emdjay23|Points 2876|
Asked 12/4/2013 9:25:07 AM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers

There are no new answers.


There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
25,656,138 questions answered
Popular Conversations
3x - 4y = 7 3x + 2y = -5 When the second equation is subtracted from ...
Weegy: -6y = 12 User: x + y = k x - y = k The solution to the system shown is _____. (0, k) (2, 2) (k, 0) Weegy: ...
6/29/2016 10:10:18 AM| 3 Answers
It's 3:34, what time was it 50 mins ago?
6/29/2016 2:36:26 AM| 2 Answers
What ending should this word have? deplor- able ible
Weegy: This word should end in -able. DEPLORABLE. User: What ending should this word have? predict- able ible
6/29/2016 6:35:29 AM| 2 Answers
The small, raised features on the surface of the tongue are ...
Weegy: The small, raised features on the surface of the tongue are called: papillae. User: Which of these is NOT a ...
6/29/2016 1:44:48 AM| 1 Answers
Human activity can affect the population size of another species ...
Weegy: ALL OF THE ABOVE. Human activity can affect the population size of another species through: ...
6/29/2016 2:20:39 AM| 1 Answers
Who was the director of the Manhattan Project, which created the ...
Weegy: A. The Marshall Plan provided them with the opportunity to emigrate to the United States and avoid trial. ...
6/29/2016 2:45:05 AM| 1 Answers
Weegy Stuff
Points 1088 [Total 1749] Ratings 2 Comments 1068 Invitations 0 Online
Points 379 [Total 740] Ratings 2 Comments 359 Invitations 0 Offline
Points 172 [Total 247] Ratings 1 Comments 162 Invitations 0 Offline
Points 161 [Total 3704] Ratings 0 Comments 161 Invitations 0 Offline
Points 140 [Total 421] Ratings 0 Comments 140 Invitations 0 Offline
Points 127 [Total 179] Ratings 0 Comments 127 Invitations 0 Offline
Points 107 [Total 852] Ratings 3 Comments 57 Invitations 2 Offline
Points 87 [Total 4207] Ratings 0 Comments 87 Invitations 0 Offline
Points 40 [Total 50] Ratings 1 Comments 30 Invitations 0 Offline
Points 32 [Total 139] Ratings 0 Comments 32 Invitations 0 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | © Purple Inc.