Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Blog Post #2

 Crisandra Civatte

Learning Styles / False Memories

When reviewing this lecture, I found some interesting takes about some of the concepts.  To begin, on slide 7, there have been many researchers that do not believe in learning styles, or teachers switching up their teaching methods to appeal to students and how they learn best.  I feel as though personally, people do learn better in different ways.  Just as there are different ways of studying, there can also be ways that some people learn new material better.  It does not hurt for teachers to also switch up the way they teach, because there can be a wide variety of students in the classroom.  

Furthermore, I found the false memories topic equally interesting.  Elizabeth Loftus explains to us that experts can actually implant false memories into our brains and make us think we had certain experiences that were so long ago we don't even realize they are false.  This reminds me of the popular "Mandela Effect", coined when the famous philosopher Nelson Mandela died.  The Mandela Effect is when a large group of people remember something entirely different than how it actually was.  One of the most well known examples are "Berenstain Bears" versus "Berenstein Bears".  Also, in the Star Wars saga, Darth Vader does not say "Luke, I am your father", but rather "No, I am your father".  These false memories are so minimal that many people do not realize they are fake until really taking a closer look.  In the link below there are many other examples that will have you scratching your head and questioning everything.


1 comment:

  1. I remember in middle school, they had us take a test to determine which learning style, and I got auditory. They had me read an audio book, but I actually hated it because I like to see the words and read at my own pace. Also, I was obsessed with the Mandela Effect when it first became popular. Some of them still confuse me!