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Shimamura, Arthur P. – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
Cognitive and educational psychology have much to offer in developing strategies for efficient learning and memory. How mnemonic skills were taught in continuing education and in introductory college-level cognitive psychology courses is described. (RM)
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Higher Education
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Savage, Luise B. – Clearing House, 1998
Examines why, in spite of overwhelming evidence over a long period of time that students retain material learned by questioning, teachers are not more effective questioners. Describes an eight-session workshop that develops teachers' abilities to ask questions that are truly thought-provoking. (SR)
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education
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Anderson, Johnston; Austin, Keith; Barnard, Tony; Jagger, Janet – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 1998
Describes a test using 155 third-year undergraduates in 15 different institutions to examine the extent to which certain core first-year material is retained and understood. Includes an analysis of the answers given by students to each question as well as some of their comments. Students' misconceptions indicate that foundations laid in the first…
Descriptors: Calculus, College Mathematics, Higher Education, Mathematical Concepts
Cassella, Michele; Mason, Gail – 1986
The basic communication theory course offered at Central Michigan University is designed to provide students with an understanding of fundamental concepts and terminology, and to expose them to theory and research in communication. The course gives students the opportunity to engage in simulations and other in-class activities, thus making…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communication (Thought Transfer), Course Descriptions, Experiential Learning
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Thieman, Thomas J. – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
The encoding specificity principle asserts that a retrieval cue will be effective if, and only if, the to-be-remembered item was specifically encoded with respect to that cue during input. Describes a classroom experiment that provides an opportunity to demonstrate the encoding specificity phenomenon, note its limitations, and discuss its cause…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Cues, Educational Experiments, Higher Education
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Reese, Andy C.; Mobley, Mary F. – Innovative Higher Education, 1996
Principles of quality management, focusing on defect prevention rather than correction, were applied to the design of a graduate biomedicine course in immunology. The principles require clearly stated course mission and objectives, numerous intermediate steps to achieving objectives, immediate feedback on student performance, and immediate…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Course Organization
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Rosenthal, Alan S. – French Review, 1987
A university second language program using associative learning and context to enhance retention of words, expressions, and structures is described. Observed results of this situational approach are discussed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Associative Learning, Classroom Techniques, College Second Language Programs, Context Clues
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Blohm, Paul J. – Reading Psychology, 1986
Investigates the effects of structural cueing (color or no color) and decision level (rote or semantic) on students' verbatim retention of technical prose and concludes that the results support the distinctiveness of encoding hypothesis for learning via the microcomputer. (DF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Prompting
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Smith, Steven M. – Teaching of Psychology, 1985
Teaching name mnemonics on the first day of class in psychology courses can demonstrate the power of cognition via a firsthand experience. Students create mnemonics for each other in small groups. Students then describe their name mnemonics to the class. (RM)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Learning Strategies, Mnemonics