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ERIC Number: EJ929908
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Does Taking Photographs Help?
Hand, Sarah
Primary Science, n111 p29-31 Jan 2010
Since many people tend to use photographs as memory anchors, this author decided she wanted to know whether the process of capturing and manipulating an image taken during a learning activity would act as a memory anchor for children's visual, auditory and kinaesthetic memories linked to their cognitive learning at the time. In plain English, would using photographs make the learning memorable, and would this work in the short, medium, and longer term? In this article, the author shares her experiences of using photography in this manner, and discusses whether it enhances pupils' learning. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom