Educational experience show that some things are remembered very well, others are there but sometimes difficult to find. While still other things are completely forgotten. A good teacher should know why this happens so that he can try and create conditions that promote memory all the time. Different theories give different explanations as to what causes forgetting. Behavioristic theory andcognitive theory are discussed here:
The behavioristic theory
The behavioristic theory developed the following explanations
The disuse model
This theory submits that people forget the stimulus-response [S-R] connections or associations made previously because they grow rusty or fade away through lack of use
To promote remembering the teacher needs to ensure that learned material is rehearsed under conditions of reinforcement
Learners who don't rehearse content often lose the S-R connections they had learned. To avoid this, the teacher should;
Learners forget the content they learn because of other learning interference.
How to improve memory
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