Appendix A. Glossary
- Absorption view of learning
A belief that learning occurs when students are exposed to content rather than actively processing it. A metaphor is student as a sponge and instruction as a pitcher of water. Related to a transmission view of teaching. Some receptive architectures reflect an absorption view of learning
- Action learning
A form of project-based learning in which workplace teams take on real-world organizational problems or design challenges and use the process as a vehicle for learning.
- Activation of prior knowledge
A learning process in which relevant schemas stored in long-term memory are brought into working memory prior to learning to facilitate integration of new content with existing knowledge.
- Active processing