MNEMONICS: A REMEDIAL METHOD FOR TEACHING SCIENCE

S. ANANDHI, Dr. B.WILLIAM DHARMA RAJA

Abstract


Learning is the acquisition of knowledge and skills. Students find it difficult to learn and remember science vocabulary, names and years which are the inevitable parts of science education. Hence it became necessary to find an alternate way of teaching and learning. Mnemonics, an ancient art of memoryproved to be a technique that aids in learning and remembering could be employed as the remedial method in science education. The present study was an attempt to find the effectiveness of this technique among Standard VIII students in science. This was an experimental study of equivalent group pretest-posttest design. It was found out that mnemonic instruction has resulted in more effective learning and retention of the learnt material.

Keywords


Mnemonic devices,academic achievement, ASAT, SPM

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