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English Lesson for B1+/B2 Students

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MemoryandLearning

Let's look at different types of memoryanddiscuss strategies of super learners

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B1/B2

Overview

This lesson is about memory and learning process.Would you like to study faster?How can you be a better learner?

Part 1: Video

Part 2: Quiz

Part 3: Experiment

Part 4 :Reading & Discussion

Additional: Reading & Self-reflection

Warm up: Questions

WARM-UP

Let's talk a little bit.

Are you good at remembering people's names?Do you remember where you bought clothes that you are currently wearing?Can you remember at least one of the gifts you gave your parents as a kid?Can you remember the name of your favourite childhood cartoon?Can you remember what you had for dinner last night?How aften do you look for your keys or a mobile phone?Can you decribe one of your childhood memories?

PART 01: Video

We are going to watch a video about the memory process.Try to remember as much as possible. You can make notes.

The Memory Process (Segment of the Learning and Memory Video)

PART 02: Quiz

Let's see what you can remember :)

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VIDEO QUIZ

QUESTION 1/6

There are three types of memory.

False

ERROR!There are three types of memory:sensory memoryshort-term memory (sometimes called working memory)long-term memory

True

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VIDEO QUIZ

RIGHT!

VIDEO QUIZ

QUESTION 2/6

Sensory memory holds information in a sensory form for a few minutes.

False

True

ERROR!Sensory memory holds information in a sensory form only fora few seconds.Sensory memory is the shortest-term element of memory. It acts as a kind of buffer for stimuli received through the five senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch.For example, the ability to look at something and remember what it looked like with just a second of observation is an example of sensory memory.

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VIDEO QUIZ

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VIDEO QUIZ

QUESTION 3/6

Attention is required to move information from sensory memory into short-term memory.

True

False

ERROR!Studies have shown that attentionis necessary during the encoding phase.

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VIDEO QUIZ

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VIDEO QUIZ

QUESTION 4/6

Limiting distractions helps moving 'items' to short-term memory

True

False

ERROR!Distractions or divided attention impair the process of remembering.

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VIDEO QUIZ

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VIDEO QUIZ

QUESTION 5/6

We don't need to rehearse information to move it from short-term memory into long-term memory

True

ERROR!In order to encode information and move it from working memory into long-term memory, we need to rehearse it.

False

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VIDEO QUIZ

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VIDEO QUIZ

QUESTION 5/6

Long-term memory stores information for extended periods of time.

True

False

ERROR!Distractions or divided attention impair the process of remembering.

FINISH

VIDEO QUIZ

RIGHT!

VIDEO QUIZ

CONGRATULATIONS!You have finished the quiz!!

Where is your score?

"Life is not about winning or losing, it's about learning."

Bhuvneshwar Dwivedi

PART 03: Experiment

Have you ever taken part in a psychological experiment?Shall we try?

YES

PART 3: EXPERIMENT

EXPERIMENT

Short and Easy :)

You are going to take part in an experiment now. The experiment tests your short-term memory. You will see a list of words in Enlgish. Don't worry the words are easy :)Your job is to remember as many words as possible.

Are you ready?

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PART 3: EXPERIMENT

Read the words.Try do write down as many words as possible.

1. Apple2. Mother3. Father4. Baby5. Pen6. Murder7. Door8. Happy9. Tea10. Sex

11. Restaurant12. Car13. Summer14. Book15. Client16. Bus17. Friend18. Kitchen19. Park20. Elephant

DON'T LOOKTWICE!

More info

PART 3: EXPERIMENT

How many words could your remember?

Some experiments suggest that the number of objects an average human can hold in working memory (known as memory span) is between 5 and 9.However, memory span varies widely with populations tested, and modern estimates are typically lower, of the order of just 4 or 5 items.

Short-term memory acts as a kind of “scratch-pad” or “the brain’s Post-it note”. It is the ability to remember and process information at the same time. It holds a small amount of information (typically around 7 items or even less) in mind in an active, readily-available state for a short period of time (typically from 10 to 15 seconds, or sometimes up to a minute).

PART 3: EXPERIMENT EXPLANATION

Could you recall the first word from the list?

It is called the primacy effect. It's a tendency to recall information presented at the beginning of a list better.

Its is called the recency effect. It is a tendency for people to more easily recall items that are presented last in a list.

Could you recall the last word from the list?

PART 3: EXPERIMENT EXPLANATION

Could you remember 'chunks' of the words?

“Chunking” of information can lead to an increase in the short-term memory capacity. Chunking is the organization of material into shorter meaningful groups. For example, "mother", "father' and 'baby' all can create a 'family'.

Emotions affect encoding information. Therefore words which are associated with strong positive emotions ('sex', 'summer') and negative emotions ('murder') may be remembered better.

Could you remember 'emotional' words better?

PART 3: EXPERIMENT EXPLANATION

Did you know?

A recent study at the University of Michigan suggests that attention and short-term memory are affected by a person’s surroundings and environment. Two groups of individuals were tested on their attention and working memory performance. One group after a relaxed walk in a quiet park and the other group after navigating busy city streets. Those who had been walking the city streets scored far lower on the tests.

Did you know?

Short-term working memory appears to operate phonologically. For instance, whereas English speakers can typically hold seven digits in short-term memory, Chinese speakers can typically remember ten digits. This is because Chinese number words are all single syllables, whereas English are not.

PART 04: Reading

What makes 'super learners'?How can we improve our learning process?

PART 4: READING AND DISCUSSION

Warm-up questions:

Do you think that learning new things is necessary throughout your life? Why?Where do you usually study?Do you have a learning routine?Do you have any learning tips for other students?

'6 Habits of Super Learners'

Becoming a super learner is one of the most important skills you need to succeed in the 21st century. In the age of technological change, staying ahead depends on continual self-education — a lifelong mastery of new models, skills and ideas. The good news is, you don’t need a natural gift to be better at learning something new even when you have a full-time career. We all have enough brainpower to master a new discipline — we use the right tools, approaches, or apply what we learn correctly. Almost anyone can learn anything — with the right technique.Better learning approaches can make the process enjoyable. The key to rapid skill acquisition isn’t complicated. If you aim to learn a new skill to improve your career this year, some of these habits can be useful for you.

Read the whole article here

AFTERTHOUGHT

Step 1

Step 2

What different habits does the author mention?

Have you known the 'habits' from the article before?

Do you use any of those habits frequently?

Step 3

Are you going to use any tips from the article?

Step 4

Have you read '6 habits of Super Learners?

AFTERTHOUGHT

Would you like to have more fun?Lets check your memory one more time!

How goodisyour memory?

How goodisyour memory?

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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General knowledge

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Article '6 Habits of Super Learners'

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External quiz

Congratulations!

Shall we go for a walk now? Do you remember that walking improves your memory?