Tweaking Lectures to Enhance Learning

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5 tips for turning lectures into more effective learning experiences.

5 tips for turning lectures into more effective learning experiences.

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  • 1. Tagoras<inquiry> <insight> <action> Tweaking Lectures Session Instructional Tweaking Lectures to Enhance Learning #PCMA12 www.tagoras.com
  • 2. Tagoras 90%<inquiry> <insight> <action> Learning down the drain Source: Hermann Ebbinghaus #PCMA12 www.tagoras.com
  • 3. Tagoras<inquiry> <insight> <action> 15 Minute Objectives: o Identify 5 quick tips to boost lecture learning o Cite key reasons for why they matter o Be able to share tips and reasons with your presenters #PCMA12 www.tagoras.com
  • 4. Tagoras<inquiry> <insight> <action> #PCMA12 Slides at: http://slidesha.re/tweak-lectures #PCMA12 www.tagoras.com
  • 5. Tagoras<inquiry> <insight> <action> 5 Quick Tips: 1. Prune It 2. Chunk It in 10s 3. Stimulate the Senses 4. Remember to Repeat to Remember 5. Make It Active #PCMA12 www.tagoras.com
  • 6. Tagoras<inquiry> <insight> <action> 1 Prune It #PCMA12 www.tagoras.com
  • 7. Tagoras<inquiry> <insight> <action> Why Prune It? - Minimizes extraneous material - Exposes the core concepts - Opens up time for “digestion See: Made to Stick #PCMA12 www.tagoras.com
  • 8. Tagoras<inquiry> <insight> <action> 2 Chunk It in 10s #PCMA12 www.tagoras.com
  • 9. Tagoras<inquiry> <insight> <action> Why Chunk It? - Helps maintain interest - Heads off multi- tasking - Gives brain time to process See: John Medina #PCMA12 www.tagoras.com
  • 10. Tagoras<inquiry> <insight> <action> Hot Muffins #PCMA12 www.tagoras.com
  • 11. Tagoras<inquiry> <insight> <action> Especially this one 3 Stimulate the Senses #PCMA12 www.tagoras.com
  • 12. Tagoras<inquiry> <insight> <action> Hearing and Seeing Hearing only Seeing only 50% 30% Reading only 20% 10% % Retention after 14 Days Source: Edgar Dale, Audio-Visual Methods in Teaching #PCMA12 www.tagoras.com
  • 13. Tagoras<inquiry> <insight> <action> Why Multiple Senses? - Aids processing in working memory - Aids retrieval from long-term memory See: Richard Mayer, John Medina #PCMA12 www.tagoras.com
  • 14. Tagoras<inquiry> <insight> <action> Remember to Repeat to Remember 4 Remember to Repeat to Remember Remember to Repeat to Remember Remember to Repeat to Remember Remember to Repeat to Remember Remember to Repeat to Remember Remember to Repeat to Remember Remember to Repeat to Remember Remember to Repeat to Remember Remember to Repeat to Remember #PCMA12 www.tagoras.com
  • 15. Tagoras<inquiry> <insight> <action> Why Repetition? -  Initially, aids “encoding” – i.e., gets it in -  At intervals, aids “retrieval” – i.e., gets it out See: Hermann Ebbinghaus, John Medina #PCMA12 www.tagoras.com
  • 16. Tagoras<inquiry> <insight> <action> 5 Make It Active #PCMA12 www.tagoras.com
  • 17. Tagoras<inquiry> <insight> <action> Why Make It Active? -  Makes it about the learner -  Makes it concrete, relevant - Taps prior experience & knowledge -  Increases memory See: Dewey, Knowles, Medina #PCMA12 www.tagoras.com
  • 18. Tagoras<inquiry> <insight> <action> 5 Quick Tips: 1.  Prune It 2. Chunk It in 10s 3. Stimulate the Senses 4. Remember to Repeat to Remember 5. Make It Active #PCMA12 www.tagoras.com
  • 19. Tagoras<inquiry> <insight> <action> 15 Minute Objectives: ✔ o Identify 5 quick tips to boost lecture learning ✔ o Cite key reasons for why they matter o Be able to share tips and reasons with your presenters #PCMA12 www.tagoras.com
  • 20. Tagoras<inquiry> <insight> <action> Homework: Make a plan for sharing these tips with your presenters. #PCMA12 www.tagoras.com
  • 21. Tagoras<inquiry> <insight> <action> Contact Jeff Cobb •  jcobb@tagoras.com •  919.201.7460 •  www.tagoras.com •  @tagoras #PCMA12 www.tagoras.com