ERIC Number: ED234878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep-16
Reference Count: N/A
A Review of Findings from Learning and Memory Retention Studies.
Magnesen, Vernon A.
Innovation Abstracts, v5 n25 Sep 16 1983
Conclusions drawn from learning and memory retention research which are applicable to adult learning are provided in this brief review. Findings indicate that: (1) teaching methods which stimulate the widest variety of senses will generally be the most effective; (2) the greater the degree to which a student participates orally, the greater the amount of retention; and (3) if students do not participate during the first two weeks, they generally will remain silent for the entire semester. Seven characteristics of adult learners which should guide instructional planning are then listed, followed by descriptions of five basic laws of learning which have direct application to the success or failure of instructors. (DC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. National Inst. for Staff and Organizational Development.