Mnemonics in Education : Current Research and Applications

  title={Mnemonics in Education : Current Research and Applications},
  author={Adam L. Putnam},
Mnemonic techniques are a powerful way to learn large amounts of information, but are not used widely in education today. Why is this? One reason is that the practical demands of the classroom may not be conducive to the use of mnemonics. This review explores how students actually use mnemonics and examines 4 questions about using mnemonics in education: (a) Do mnemonics contribute to more than just rote memory? (b) Do mnemonics work with educationally relevant materials? (c) How much time is… CONTINUE READING

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