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ERIC Number: ED401879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 8
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Learning That Lasts: Using Interactive Multimedia Technology To Teach the Arts.
Green, Jon D.
The best learning occurs with a variety of learning experiences; it has been said that we retain 10% of what we see, 20% of what we hear, 50% of what we see and hear, and 80% of what we see, hear and do. Learning to make sense of the senses that the arts address (seeing, hearing, feeling) requires the development of special perceptual skills. Three major obstacles to a more lasting student learning experience include: (1) antiquated teaching strategies; (2) student learning habits which are ineffective for long-term retention; and (3) misplaced and incomplete educational goals. In this paper, a humanities teacher at Brigham Young University discusses the ramifications of these three problems and then demonstrates how his university is using newly available communications technology to address them. The author emphasizes the need to use media to improve student involvement, retention, and creativity and to bring teaching/learning about the arts into the 21st century. (Contains 14 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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