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ERIC Number: ED063581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Pages: 11
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The Individual Student Resource Unit, Reading and the Curriculum.
Merritt, John E.
Whether we can and do recall information on appropriate occasions depends upon how we learn it, how we retain it, and how we need to retrieve it. Efficient learning depends to a large extent upon motivation to learn the organization of the material and, with certain qualifications, upon the amount of repetition. Memory of material read is enhanced when the learner utilizes structures inherent in the text and his own subjective schema, cognitive maps, and knowledge structures. Periodic review assures retention of information, and cultivation and utilization of "prompts" aid in its recall. The immediate means for studying problems of information storage and retrieval is the resource unit, but the concept of such a unit needs to be developed in terms of the individual student's information needs. It can go far toward preparing a student to meet unpredictable eventualities by causing him systematically to check his facts, modify his ideas, re-examine periodically his most basic frames of reference, and examine the relationship of all his ideas and his conceptual framework. (Author/RD)
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Note: Paper presented at Annual Convention of International Reading Assn. (17th, Detroit, May 10-13, 1972)