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ERIC Number: ED537704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan-31
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Rationale for Activity Based Alternatives in Lieu of Lectures. Research Brief
Walker, Karen
Education Partnerships, Inc.
Since the 1990s was declared to be the decade of the brain, technology has advanced enough through MRIs, CAT Scans and PET Scans, that live brains have been able to be studied. Although this is still a relatively new field of study, what has been discovered thus far, has wide reaching implications for educators in the area of pedagogy and how to best meet the needs of every student. According to Sandra Rief, students preserve: (1) 10% of what they read; (2) 20% of what they hear; (3) 30% of what they see; (4) 50% of what they see and hear; (5) 70% of what they say; and (6) 90% of what they say and do" (Learning Styles). One of the primary goals of education is for students to retain and be able to retrieve information from their long term memories. In order to do this, it is important to teach information in ways where it will go into several different memory banks and the student will easily be able to recover it. This paper provides the rationale for activity based pedagogy. A list of suggested activities for enhancing different memories is included. (Contains 16 resources.)
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)