Why Students Forget Most of What They’re Taught and What You Can Do About It

It’s sad but true: Students forget most of what they are taught. Drawing on psychological research, this session explains why students’ retention of information is often so frustratingly poor and suggests teaching techniques to combat the problem.

As a result of attending this session, you will be able to:

  • Present basic principles of how the human memory system works
  • Foster appreciation for ways in which common classroom practices are not conducive to the acquisition and retention of information
  • Encourage consideration of classroom practices that are more conducive to the acquisition and retention of information
  • 11/12/2015

    Thursday, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    Delphi Center, Room 244
    Ekstrom Library

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Presenter Bio

Keith B. Lyle, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. He received his B.S. from Indiana University and his Ph.D. from Yale University. Dr. Lyle’s research foci include memory, attention, and personality.

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