ERIC Number: ED417080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-May
The Effects of Relaxation and Visualization on Information Retention in Fifth Grade Science Students.
Cabot, Kathy L.
This paper examines the effectiveness and feasibility of introducing relaxation and visualization techniques as study skills. Fifth grade science students from Charlottesville, Virginia (N=43) received six 20-minute classes using relaxation to study information on famous scientists. Results of this study indicate that relaxation and visualization can be used as a regular classroom activity and will enhance student achievement by reducing stress, increasing attention span, and helping students learn more effectively. Findings also suggest that relaxation and visualization are effective study techniques and should be incorporated into teacher training programs. Transcript excerpts of lesson plans are provided in Appendix A. Appendix B contains relaxation exercises. Appendix C contains several biographies of important scientists. Appendix D provides the actual Creative Study skills assessment test. Appendix E calculates the number of correct responses for each question. Appendix F lists several comments by the students on their response to the program. (Contains 18 references.) (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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