Active Learning Strategies. Or, how to study when you have a lot to learn and remember in a short period of time. What is memory?. Learning that sticks!. How quickly we forget . Review, Review, Review. Many Students Learn by Rote. Involves verbatim memorization
Or, how to study when you have a lot to learn and remember in a short period of time
Learning that sticks!
(which is easily forgotten)
(e.g. remembering phone numbers, dates, names, etc.)
Activities and strategies that we use to improve our memory so we can retrieve what we’ve learned.
selection of study strategy
ability to predict what will be on a test
This pyramid depicts the different levels of thinking we use when learning. Notice how each level builds on the foundation that precedes it. It is required that we learn the lower levels before we can effectively use the skills above.
Making decisions and supporting views; requires understanding of values.
Combining information to form a unique product; requires creativity and originality.
Identifying components; determining arrangement, logic, and semantics.
Using information to solve problems; transferring abstract or theoretical ideas to practical situations. Identifying connections and relationships and how they apply.
Restating in your own words; paraphrasing, summarizing, translating.
Memorizing verbatim information. Being able to remember, but not necessarily fully understanding the material.
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Intense Study Sessions*
*Adapted from method developed by Frank L. Christ
Phase One: Preview chapters to be covered in class… before class (Create note structure).
Phase Two: Attend Class. Listen actively, take notes, participate in class.
Phase Three: Review and process class notes as soon possible after class.
Phase Four: Incorporate Intense Study Sessions.
Read text more selectively/highlight.
To do this, you must:
Find your weak points.
Study and practice.
Title of Chapter
Notes on Taking Notes, 05/18/06
Uses of notes
There are 4 Kinds of Notes:
Reduce ideas and facts to concise summaries and cues for reciting, reviewing and reflecting over here.
*Developed by Walter Pauk