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ERIC Number: ED012150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A MEMORY SCHEDULE.
PIMSLEUR, PAUL
A POSSIBLE SOLUTION FOR PROBLEMS OF MEMORY IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING IS THE "GRADUATED INTERVAL RECALL," A PROCEDURE FOR AIDING STUDENTS TO REMEMBER THE VOCABULARY AND STRUCTURES THEY HAVE LEARNED. WHEN A NEW WORD IS LEARNED, THE PROCESS OF FORGETTING BEGINS AT ONCE AND PROCEEDS VERY RAPIDLY. IF THE STUDENT IS REMINDED OF THE WORD BEFORE HE HAS COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN IT, HIS CHANCES OF REMEMBERING WILL INCREASE. AFTER EACH SUCH RECALL, IT WILL TAKE HIM LONGER AND LONGER TO FORGET THE WORD AGAIN. THUS, A SMALL NUMBER OF RECALLS, IF PROPERLY SPACED, CAN BRING ABOUT RETENTION OVER A LONG PERIOD. THOUGH THE SAME SCHEDULE OF RECALL CANNOT BE USED FOR ALL STRUCTURES AND WORDS, IT IS POSSIBLE TO APPLY THE FINDINGS OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY IN FORMULATING A BASIC SCHEDULE WHICH CAN THEN BE ADAPTED TO EACH CIRCUMSTANCE. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN "MODERN LANGUAGE JOURNAL," VOLUME 51, NUMBER 2, FEBRUARY 1967. (AUTHOR)
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Identifiers: COLUMBUS; OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY