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Making learning a memorable experience Itiel Dror by Mind Map: Making learning a 
memorable experience
Itiel Dror
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Making learning a memorable experience Itiel Dror

Flexible representations

The way you learn it is the way you will use it.

Top-down cognitive processes

The human mind is not a camera

Inferential reconstruction

We 'make things up' and 'fill gaps' in.


Make encoding context similar to the retrieval context.






Make your learning environment / resource as similar as possible to the work / application environment, Does this blow the notion of accessing LMS from home out of the water?

Surprise people


Make salient long lasting memories

Encode the info in episodic memory

Ue by 'experiential' decision making / behaviour able system


Use games to get your learning point across

Optimal Salient mental representations

Cognitive optimisation

Exaggerate distinctiveness and Uniqueness


Most activities in education sector does not result in the leaner remembering anything.

New Node

It's not just about learning, it's about being able to transfer, apply and synthesise

The human brain

TMI in many learning resources, This leads to cognitive overload, Q. How many F's?, A. 6

Do we always want people to remember what we tell them?

Think of getting a song stuck in your head? Really?

How rare is it?

How important is it?

Why do you remember past experiences?

Emotions, Negative emotions are very powerful, The cognitive power of error!, Create a learning experience that forces the learner to make a mistake EARLY! This will create a strong and motivating emotion., Creating 'too strong' a memorable experience can lead to people going straight to that option, even if its not the correct process., Consider allowing the learners to spot mistakes in others, This is 'less' of an emotional experience