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Cassella, Michele; Mason, Gail – 1986
The basic communication theory course offered at Central Michigan University is designed to provide students with an understanding of fundamental concepts and terminology, and to expose them to theory and research in communication. The course gives students the opportunity to engage in simulations and other in-class activities, thus making…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communication (Thought Transfer), Course Descriptions, Experiential Learning
Clewell, Suzanne; Haidemenos, Julie – 1982
A review of schema theory and memory research shows how the organization of text can affect comprehension and how three reading strategies can aid in improving student understanding of content area materials. The three strategies that help students remember information from the author's point of view are webbing, pyramiding, and think sheets. They…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Organization
Duchastel, Philippe C. – 1981
The testing effect is a phenomenon that may be described as follows: following the reading of a prose passage, a group of students who are given a posttest on the passage immediately or shortly afterward will later recall more of the passage on a retention test than will a similar group of students who are not given the posttest. Testing as a…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Processes