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(1) How would you define the relationship between learning something and remembering it?

The relationship between learning something and remembering it has to do with memory such as explicit memories based on general facts and knowledge (semantic memory). Semantic memory refers to the recollection of specific facts that have been learned and stored into memory such as:" (a) specific dates, (b) birthdays , (c) Christmas, (d) anniversaries, and (e) other dates or events of importance [i.e., everyday events] (Sternberg, 2006). For example, an individual may not remember when certain facts were learned, but they are stored in memory (Shvide & Anderson, 2011). According to Shvide & Anderson, much of human thought lies in the ability to store and retain meaningful information.
On the other hand, "Learning is a means through which we acquire not only skills and knowledge but values, attitudes, and emotional reactions...." Several theories have been proposed as to how an individual learns such as cognitive and behavioral learning theories. The Behavioral Learning Theory focuses on the learning of that takes place through tangible, observable behaviors, while the Cognitive Learning Theory refers to thought processes involved in learning. On this basis, a distinction is made between learning and memory. Learning is viewed as the acquisition of new information. Memory is related to the ability to recall information that has been previously learned. According to Sternberg, memory such as semantic memory is very ...

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