ERIC Number: EJ1079237
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Brown, Robert W.; Covault, Corbin E.
Physics Teacher, v53 n8 p466-468 Nov 2015
An old comedy routine on Saturday Night Live by Father Guido Sarducci introduced a "Five-Minute University," because five minutes is all that's remembered after graduation anyway. In counterpoint, we discuss "cycling," a teaching method for memory enhancement. Our principal implementation consists of offering a simple version of a given course in the first third of the semester, a deeper and more integrated version in the second third, and the final, targeted version in the last third. We describe the benefits and challenges in this tale from the trenches.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Teaching Methods, Memory, College Students, Review (Reexamination), Barriers, Student Evaluation, Tests, College Science, Questionnaires, Student Motivation, Graduate Study, College Entrance Examinations
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Record Examinations