ERIC Number: ED263851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Strategies for Effective Learning.
Frierson, Henry T., Jr.
Suggestions are offered for applying learning techniques for a variety of learning situations. The approaches are applicable to learning medical school content as well as other advanced educational content. Ways to control external distractors are suggested, including a systematic approach to completing large tasks, such as writing a research paper. Controlling internal distractors (negative self-talk) is briefly addressed, as well as Fenker's Study Management System, which can be used to enhance learning by monitoring learning behavior. Concentration is described as effectively applying self-monitoring techniques to learn subject matter. Attention is also directed to: methods for enhancing concentration and promoting active learning; two techniques for memorizing abstract material (mnemonics and linking); imagery to form mental pictures of objects, words, or scenes; and building a framework during reading and when previewing material to be learned. The following comprehension strategies are discussed: paraphrasing, the question-answer technique, peer questioning and teaching, imagery techniques, organizing information, reviewing content, forming a language for comprehension, and building mental networks. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
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