“Research suggests we remember things better and retain them longer when we associate meaning to them using semantic encoding”
Memory Methods involve more than just training. The use of mnemonics (the study and development of systems for improving and assisting the memory) is an ancient art, craft and science practiced around the world. People have been training their memory for thousands of years.
How Memory Works. Memory works by making links between information, fitting facts into mental structures and frameworks. The more you are actively remembering, the more facts and frameworks you hold, the more additional facts and ideas will slot easily into long term memory.
Why Memory Doesn’t Work! Memory getting apparently worse is that outside academia information tends not to be as clearly structured as it is in education. Where information drifts in as isolated facts, it will normally be forgotten simply because it is not actively fitted into a mnemonic. Memory, in most people does get worse with age, but only because it is allowed to. By keeping your imagination working, your memory can get better and better as you get older. MMGH Partners will work on and analyse good or bad case studies to question the reasons for success and failure. In addition, partners will take lessons for possible effective applications of the mechanisms underlying them.
Memory, Focus and Good Teaching Can Work Together to Help students Learn Resources to make memorizing key facts more manageable for students with special needs.