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Super Memory

  1. 1. Super +memory Superstudents :
  2. 2. What is remembered and what is not_?
  3. 3. Questions you may want to ask an interviewer   What will be my responsibilities?  Where will I fit into the overall organisational structure?  Who will I report to?  Where does he/she fit in the structure?  Who will report to me? How experienced are they?  What do you expect me to do in the first 6 months?  What level of performance do you expect from me?  Who are your customers?  Where is the company going? Upwards? Expansion plans?  What are the chances of advancement/promotion in this position? When?  What will be my salary, benefits and bonuses?  Will travelling be required in this position?  Will relocation be required now or in the future?  What training do you provide?  When will you decide on the appointment?  What is the next step? 
  4. 4. Presidents of the united states          Washington, George 1789-97          Adams , John 1797-1801          Jefferson , Thomas 1801-09          Madison , James 1809-17          Monroe , James 1817-25          Adams , John Quincy 1825-29          Jackson , Andrew 1829-37          Van Buren , Martin 1837-41          Harrison , William Henry 1841          Tyler , John 1841-45 View Flash Version Presidents by Name Presidents by Date
  5. 5. What learning takes place without memory?
  6. 6. Freaking out before a test? <ul><li>Memory is knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>How can we define memory? </li></ul><ul><li>The role of memory throughout school </li></ul><ul><li>Reasoning is reasoning about ¨something¨ </li></ul><ul><li>It is easier to remember something meaningful </li></ul><ul><li>A teachers´misconception: “understanding a concept implies its reconstruction” </li></ul><ul><li>What is not remembered at the right time is oftentimes taken as if it had never been learnt </li></ul>
  7. 7. What do teachers do to facilitate the recollection of what was taught ?
  8. 8. Major skills for learning <ul><li>Locating the information we need </li></ul><ul><li>Remembering the information that was located </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding and organizing the information located in order to be able to apply it </li></ul><ul><li>How can we teachers fill the huge gap we usually leave between steps 1 and 3? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Mnemonic linking system <ul><li>The somehow ¨ridiculous¨ association with something we already know </li></ul><ul><li>Lamp, paper, bottle, bed, fish, phone, window, flower, nail, keyboard </li></ul>
  10. 10. What is the linking system? <ul><li>It´s a chain. </li></ul><ul><li>It develops original consciousnesss. </li></ul><ul><li>Whenever you want to remember the elements ¨see¨ the link mentally. </li></ul><ul><li>After 3 or 4 reviews, the ¨silly¨images disappear and the memorised material becomes knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Let´s link the following elements: </li></ul><ul><li>paper and foundry </li></ul><ul><li>bars and fire </li></ul><ul><li>cake and earth </li></ul><ul><li>cows and people </li></ul>
  11. 11. Imagination and creativity <ul><li>Children have a natural disposition to imagine and create things. </li></ul><ul><li>A certain degree of ability is required to make associative combinations of impressions received and accumulated. </li></ul><ul><li>Imagination builds new situations. </li></ul><ul><li>Imagination stems from novelty or a new image. </li></ul>
  12. 12. language drawing play m e ntal Im ag e Symbolic function
  13. 13. Imagination <ul><li>Reproductive </li></ul><ul><li>Creative </li></ul>
  14. 14. Some Benefits of creativity <ul><li>Reinterpretation of the world </li></ul><ul><li>It is the ultimate form of self-expression </li></ul><ul><li>The best indicator of mental health and development is what you produce from feelings and experiences </li></ul>
  15. 15. How to promote creativity? Experience Liberating freedom stories handicrafts drawings dancing games others
  16. 16. Characteristics of gifted children <ul><li>They learn to read and write almost by themselves and they verbally express themselves better. </li></ul><ul><li>They have a wide lexicon. </li></ul><ul><li>They need little practise to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>They make abstractions easily. </li></ul><ul><li>They usually ask why and how. </li></ul><ul><li>They are independent and stay focused. </li></ul><ul><li>They adhere intensively to their interests. </li></ul><ul><li>Their excess of energy may lead to HD or ADHD </li></ul><ul><li>they observe closely </li></ul><ul><li>They associate apparently illogical things </li></ul>
  17. 17. Challenge for teachers <ul><li>Acquire a new art: ¨Pedagogic Creativity¨ to stimulate socialisation and order in children and on the other hand promote the development of their potentials through creative activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Find the balance between what must be done to keep order, obedience and control and what we should do to stimulate freedom and self-expression. </li></ul>
  18. 18. 2 lists of items to remember use exaggeration, substitution, exclusive action, grotesqueness, dirty-mindedness <ul><li>drum </li></ul><ul><li>string </li></ul><ul><li>Chewing gum </li></ul><ul><li>key </li></ul><ul><li>paint </li></ul><ul><li>Light bulb </li></ul><ul><li>ball </li></ul><ul><li>frame </li></ul><ul><li>cracker </li></ul><ul><li>cd player </li></ul><ul><li>chair </li></ul><ul><li>shark </li></ul><ul><li>coin </li></ul><ul><li>baby </li></ul><ul><li>briefcase </li></ul><ul><li>aeroplane </li></ul><ul><li>Tea bag </li></ul><ul><li>soap </li></ul><ul><li>phone </li></ul><ul><li>Pie </li></ul><ul><li>Waste basket </li></ul><ul><li>dog </li></ul><ul><li>pen </li></ul><ul><li>dish </li></ul><ul><li>ring </li></ul><ul><li>Lamp post </li></ul><ul><li>cards </li></ul><ul><li>stapler </li></ul><ul><li>dog sleigh </li></ul><ul><li>Paper bag </li></ul><ul><li>dress </li></ul><ul><li>fork </li></ul><ul><li>tree </li></ul><ul><li>magazine </li></ul><ul><li>teeth </li></ul>
  19. 19. End of part 1
  20. 20. Direct applications of SM in ELT
  21. 21. Mnemonic techniques Story pegs Linking Loci
  22. 22. pegs <ul><li>Tie </li></ul><ul><li>Noah </li></ul><ul><li>Ma </li></ul><ul><li>ray </li></ul><ul><li>Law </li></ul><ul><li>shoe </li></ul><ul><li>cow </li></ul><ul><li>ivy </li></ul><ul><li>Bee </li></ul><ul><li>toes </li></ul><ul><li>11. tot </li></ul><ul><li>12. tin </li></ul><ul><li>13. tomb </li></ul><ul><li>14. tyre </li></ul><ul><li>15. towel </li></ul><ul><li>16. dish </li></ul><ul><li>17. tack </li></ul><ul><li>18. dove </li></ul><ul><li>19. Tub </li></ul><ul><li>20. nose </li></ul>