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ERIC Number: EJ1097028
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1941-3394
How Students Learn: Improving Teaching Techniques for Business Discipline Courses
Cluskey, Bob; Elbeck, Matt; Hill, Kathy L.; Strupeck, Dave
Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, v6 Sep 2011
The focus of this paper is to familiarize business discipline faculty with cognitive psychology theories of how students learn together with teaching techniques to assist and improve student learning. Student learning can be defined as the outcome from the retrieval (free recall) of desired information. Student learning occurs in two processes. The first process is the transfer of information from short-term memory (STM) of sensory preceptors into long-term memory (LTM). The second process is the retrieval through free recall of that information. This manuscript identifies both the STM and LTM systems along with retrieval of information from LTM and identifies learning techniques used to enhance these processes. More importantly, this paper outlines various techniques to help instructors overcome the typical student attention span of 10 to 20 minutes, and therefore minimize the negative effect of in-class student attention span on learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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