ERIC Number: EJ1174034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Repeating Something Familiar: Using Reoccurring, Television-Inspired Segments to Promote Students' Recall of Learning Events and Course Content
Bemis, Rhyannon H.
Teaching of Psychology, v45 n2 p183-188 Apr 2018
Segments are a structured presentation style that is commonly used on late-night talk and variety television shows. Research has shown that shows that contain segments with both entertaining and informative content (e.g., "The Daily Show") have increased students' political knowledge. This study investigated how the structure of segments could be adapted to present material in classroom lectures to promote recall of both learning events and course content. For the first two units in a three-unit child development course, students experienced segments along with traditional lecture activities. Although performance varied across measures, results indicated that segments are a useful teaching tool to promote retention of material and recall of learning events. The use of segments in other types of courses is discussed.
Descriptors: Repetition, Recall (Psychology), Lecture Method, Teaching Methods, College Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Course Content, Units of Study, Retention (Psychology), Comparative Analysis, College Students, Conventional Instruction, Student Surveys
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