Course Syllabus

 

Course Description

Memory: The Quintessential Human Ability and Its Enhancement

Memory isn't just a cognitive function; it's a core component of our identity and a vital tool that influences our daily decisions. While most of us appreciate memory for its role in preserving cherished moments or academic facts, its significance runs much deeper. Memory shapes our interactions, aids problem-solving, and serves as the foundation for all learned behaviors. Without it, our ability to communicate and form relationships would be rendered ineffective. Imagine a day where you couldn't recall the names of your loved ones or even the skills you've honed over the years; such is the indispensable nature of memory.

However, our brains, magnificent as they are, do not possess infinite storage. It's not built to catalog every fleeting moment or sensation. If it did, essential functions like involuntary muscle movements, intricate thought processes, and sensory processing would be compromised. Yet, the selectivity of our memory can sometimes feel limiting. Why do we remember certain facts or events clearly while others fade away? What determines the longevity and clarity of our memories?

There's no singular answer. Memory retention and recall are influenced by a plethora of factors. But here's the silver lining: with the right strategies and understanding, we can optimize our memory functions.

Welcome to our Comprehensive Course on Memory Enhancement!

In this course, we dive deep into the intricate workings of memory, providing insights into why we remember, what we remember, and how we can enhance these processes. From foundational concepts to advanced techniques, our curriculum is designed to equip you with tools that transcend rote memorization.

Course Highlights Include:

  • Foundational Understanding: Start with "How Memory Works," where we delve into the intricate neuroscience and cognitive processes that enable memory.

  • Promoting Brain Health: In "Healthy Habits and Memory," discover the correlation between lifestyle choices and memory prowess. Understand the impact of sleep, nutrition, and mental exercises on cognitive enhancement.

  • Diverse Learning Strategies: "Variety: Say It, Write It, Do It!" encourages a multi-faceted approach to learning, demonstrating how varied engagement can solidify memory.

  • Classic and Innovative Techniques: Master traditional memory techniques like the Peg Memory Systems and the Loci Method. Then, venture into novel methods such as SCAD, teaching you to be an 'Expert Witness' in memory retention.

  • Practical Application: From "Memorizing Numbers" to "Everyday Memory Aids," learn techniques tailored to specific memory challenges. Further, "Powerful Public Speaking" underscores the role of memory in effective communication and influence.

By the end of this course, not only will you have a deeper understanding of the mechanics of memory, but you'll also possess a toolkit of strategies to enhance recall and retention in various aspects of life. The course is self-paced, allowing you to integrate learning into your schedule seamlessly.

Whether you're a student aiming for academic excellence, a professional looking to sharpen your skills, or simply someone keen on maintaining cognitive health, this course offers invaluable insights and tools. Dive in, and unlock the potential of your memory!

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe how memory works.
  • Summarize healthy habits and memory.
  • Describe Peg Memory Systems.
  • Describe the loci method.
  • Demonstrate memorizing numbers.
  • Describe mnemonics.
  • Define and use SCAD.
  • Describe techniques for remembering faces and names.
  • Summarize everyday memory aids.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 1 points
Lesson 1 Exam: How Memory Works 9 points
Lesson 2 Exam: Healthy Habits and Memory 10 points
Lesson 3 Exam: Variety: Say It, Write it, Do It! 9 points
Lesson 4 Exam: Peg Memory Systems 7 points
Lesson 5 Exam: The Loci Method 6 points
Lesson 6 Exam: Memorizing Numbers 11 points
Lesson 7 Exam: Mnemonics 10 points
Lesson 8 Exam: SCAD: Learning to Become an “Expert Witness” 9 points
Lesson 9 Exam: Faces and Names 8 points
Lesson 10 Exam: Powerful Public Speaking 10 points
Lesson 11 Exam: Everyday Memory Aids 8 points
The Final Exam 15 points
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