Australian Aboriginal techniques for memorization: Translation into a medical and allied health education setting

For millennia, Australian Aboriginal peoples mixed narratives and local spaces to create “song lines” — stories rich in history and laws, among other features — to pass on vital cultural knowledge from generation to generation. This memorization technique, particularly its use of story, is being tested for use by health students, especially in regards to recalling information in a list or sequence; students trained in the method recalled more than their peers and found complex body cycles easier to memorize by recalling the stories they created. Read full article here


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