Class M & W 11:3012:45pm
Active Listening Reflection
The active listening study performed in class was, in my opinion, a fun and informative exercise. The study was a memory retention test that allowed students to measure the amount of words out of the total 15 words that they could recall within one minute. The study was conducted multiple times with 3 columns with 5 words in each to attempt to memorize as many words while listening to music for one minute. Then while continuing to listen to the same song played for that section of words, we attempted to recall as many words as we could without the words projected for us to see. We conducted this exercise a total of 6 times while listening to different music for each.
In my experience found it was easier to recall words if I wrote them down in the 3 separated columns in the order as i recalled the 5 words to be. On average I was able to recall 9 out of 15 words. I found that in one of the exercises, I was able to correctly recall 14 out of 15 words. I believe I was able to recall more based on that I was able to relate the music with a past memory that was playing for the exercise. The music relation to a memory in my past abled me to retain more words without feeling as distracted by the music playing. In addition, having a feel good memory to relate the music while learning can help stimulate the brain and absorb more information.
To support my ideas there is an article titled, “The Mozart Effect How Music Makes You Smarter”, written by Pat Wyman, a college professor and author that wrote, “Dr. Georgi Lozanov, Bulgarian psychologist, developed a methodology for teaching foreign languages that used baroque music with a beat pattern of about 60 beats per minute. Students learned in a fraction of the normal time. In a single day, one half of the normal vocabulary and phrases for the term (up to 1000 words or phrases) were learned. In ...
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