Reviewing Learning Processes - Exercise

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Reviewing Learning Processes - Exercise

Reviewing Learning Processes

Duration: 10 to 15 minutes.

In this exercise, you will use your knowledge of learning processes to answer the following questions.

  1. What is meant by the term working memory?
  2. The crux of behaviorism is that what cannot be measured? And what can be measured?
  3. According to cognitive load theory, what is meant by extraneous learning?


  1. Working memory is a term that relates to the cognitive load theory. Working memory is the part of the brain that processes information. Cognitive load is, then, the amount of activity that working memory experiences during the learning process.
  2. The theory of behaviorism says that a learner's mental processes cannot be measured; however, his or her behavior can.
  3. Extraneous learning is a result of how the training is developed. Therefore, this is something that is within the control of the instructional designer.