All posts tagged "comprehension"

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Making Your Learner Think, Part II: The Value Of Linear Prose

What makes traditional, pre-1990s books so different from today’s popular books and e-books? To generalise somewhat, the presentation differs in almost every way: Paragraph structure, bulleted lists, visual elements, boxed islands of information, and so forth.

How To View An Autostereogram (It’s How Reading Comprehension Happens)

If you’ve properly viewed an autostereogram, you know that it can be hard to get the picture — literally.

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Improving Learner Recall: Six Interlinked Elements

While memory has been a topic of research and speculation for centuries, good educators have long known — from experience — how to improve recall. It is relatively easy to think about the material being presented, to analyse it, and to comprehend it. It is more difficult to recall it, and it is even more difficult to make the recall last months or years.

Humour Is Essential In The Classroom — And It's Not Just About Jokes

In military instructional institutions around the world, it is customary to begin lessons with a couple of minutes of jokes. This is done with military precision, so it might or might not have the desired effect of lightening up the audience — but the principle holds.

Creating MCQs, Part II: Make The Right Choice

This three-part white paper explores some possibilities and ideas in creating multiple choice questions (MCQs). In Part II, we look at:

  • The types of knowledge (by Bloom’s taxonomy of cognitive objectives) that you can test for using MCQs
  • How to create MCQs for each of the types of knowledge