ERIC Number: ED254524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Suggestive-Accelerative Learning and Teaching and Retention.
Anderson, Lynn D.; Render, Gary F.
This study investigates whether the use of Superlearning to teach rare English words produces retention scores significantly different than Ebbinghaus's 'normal' forgetting curve. Superlearning techniques are adaptations by Ostrander and Schroeder of Lozanov's Suggestopaedic methods to tap reserve human potential. Six course sections of University of Wyoming education undergraduates received treatment which included: (1) pretests and posttests; (2) superlearning tapes using relaxation techniques and baroque music; and (3) retention tests one to four weeks after treatment. Results showed consistently higher retention rates than the 'normal' forgetting curve. (BS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (2nd, Jackson Hole, WY, October 4-6, 1984).