Use Emotion To Increase Memory Storage

The power of emotion on memory storage can have a profound effect on how well we absorb and retain information. Learning is a process that relies heavily on our emotions, either consciously or unconsciously.  From a young age, we observe and experience how our emotions can improve our learning. As children, our curiosity and excitement […]

Study Environment: Create Mild Learning Pressure & Stress

When the school year arrives, many students face the challenge of finding a study environment that will best serve their academic needs. Common sense tells us that a quiet, stress-free atmosphere should be sought in order to absorb information. Although this is beneficial to overall study productivity and efficiency, there may be an even more […]

Don’t Try To Remember, Try to Forget 

When we learn something new, it seems like our only goal is to remember it as best we can. We might read, study, and revise to try to lock the facts in place,soliciting promises from ourselves that we’ll never forget them. And don’t get us wrong— recollection is important. Memory does serve some useful functions […]

Restructuring The Learning Process

In the times gone by, learning was a part of basic human dynamics and the way of life. Be it in the parent-child, tribal-nomad, agricultural-trade or apprenticeship-master model, the dynamics of how knowledge was acquired and shared has been changing with time and place. Now, with the rapid Industrialization of the world, it has pushed […]

Lecture Note Taking: Mindful Scribe or Mindless Scribe?

The ability to transform lecture material into mindful notes is a skill that requires practice, discipline and creativity. Students who don’t invest in learning how they learn or in college academic learning workshops often find themselves taking notes as mindless scribes. Taking notes of only the lecture material is not the goal, notes should be […]

Change Listening to Increase Learning Retention

Many high school and college students suffer from low learning retention, often relying on hours of grueling memorization and rote study to pass tests and complete coursework. To improve learning retention, students should consider changing their typical approach; of going to lecture first, taking notes second, reading third and finally asking questions. Instead, students should […]

What’s Lacking In The Common Lecture Environment?

While lectures do have their place in traditional education, there are certain limitations to this form of teaching that can lead to decreased student engagement and deeper learning. Some of the clear disadvantages of using the common lecture environment include: 1. Lack of Interactivity: Lectures tend to be a one-way process, with the instructor speaking […]

Active vs Passive Learning

What is Active & Passive Learning?Passive and active learning refer to two distinctly different approaches to absorbing information. Passive learning involves consuming information without requiring any active engagement or interaction, such as listening to a lecture, reading a book, or watching a video. Active learning, on the other hand, involves engaging in thought processes and […]