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ERIC Number: EJ803593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
The Effects of Different Learning Strategies to Facilitate Achievement of Different Educational Objectives
Almeida, Luis C.
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v52 n3 p32-36, 45 Jun 2008
Cognitive theory is concerned with understanding how human mental processes work. Cognitive theory attempts to analyze how individuals retrieve, process, and receive information from memory (Wang, 2003). According to Atkinson and Shiffrin (1968), when information is received by humans it has to pass through various steps until it is stored indefinitely in memory. This is called information processing (Driscoll, 2000). This study contributes to the advancement of information processing by introducing two learning strategies practiced in a gaming environment--namely, acronym mnemonics and acronym mnemonics with paraphrasing--to assist with the achievement of different educational objectives. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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