ERIC Number: ED368734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Memory Enhancement for Educators. Fastback 365.
Kelly, Evelyn B.
This Fastback contends that educators are in the memory business, that memory is probably our most maligned faculty, that forgetting is a fact of life, and that overall memory skills can be learned. The booklet addresses the following questions: How justified are people's complaints about memory? How much is myth and how much is fact? What memory strategies can we learn and practice? and How can students be helped to learn memory techniques. Following an introduction, the publication is organized into six parts. The first part, "Don't Myth-Interpret Your Memory," provides a quiz that seeks to separate fact from fiction. Part two, "What is Memory?" discusses short-term and long-term memory and how memories actually form, and it provides an initial memory activity. Mnemonics, internal memory strategies, remembering names and faces, and external memory strategies are the subject of part three, "Memory Principles." The fourth section, "Helping Students Remember," covers teaching memory techniques to young children and describes the role of mnemonics in the teaching of literature. Section five, "Don't Be an Absent-Minded Educator," discusses the benefits of memory enhancing skills and goals. Contains 15 resources. (LL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Improvement Programs, Learning Strategies, Long Term Memory, Mnemonics, Recall (Psychology), Recognition (Psychology), Short Term Memory, Skill Development, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
Phi Delta Kappa, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.