Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Evaluate experimental evidence for the effectiveness of different study strategies on memory
- Evaluate the evidence for those major theories of memory
- Communicate effectively by written, verbal, and visual means.
- Understand some of the major theories of memory
Introduction to the Module
Metacognitive illusions and desirable difficulties
Backward testing effect
Forward testing effect & mindwandering
Pretesting, hypercorrection, and learning from errors
Spacing and interleaving
Context reinstatement and encoding variability
Technology, gamification, and rewards in education
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The module will consist of some prerecorded lectures plus a 45 minute live session each week during Semester 1. The lectures will include demonstrations of the basic methods used by cognitive psychologists to study human learning and memory. You will be provided with weekly readings and VeVox quizzes for each topic to aid your learning and understanding of the lectures. All module materials will be available via a dedicated Blackboard page.
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Final Exam – students must pass final exam to pass the course. Students who fail to do so can resit the exam in August as is typical at the University of Southampton (77.5%).
A group presentation assignment makes up the coursework (20%).
Research Participation is worth 2.5%..
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
|Group Oral Presentation||20%|
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.