Top Teaching Tip of the Week from Julie Maher

Information retrieval over re-reading:

It may prove more challenging in the short term, but getting students to try to remember the content of a given topic is more effective than making revision notes based on their original content, textbooks etc. ‘Concept mapping’ is an ideal teaching tool for this. At the end of each week for example, have students attempt to retrieve the information, without their notes or books. They create a hierarchy of connections that they can attempt to organise conceptually. Allow students time to set themselves meaningful targets based upon their ability to perform this task of information retrieval.

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