Elaborative Interrogation and Self-Explanation

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We all struggle to learn the complex concept in the class and spend elongated hours searching for methods to help yourself move behind memorization to comprehension. Elaborative interrogation and self-explanation are two additional learning strategies that can be used, elaborate learning method helps you to attain the deeper learning.

Let us take an example, think of a student reading the introduction of photosynthesis. “Photosynthesis is a process in which plant intakes carbon dioxide from the air and converts the carbon dioxide and water into glucose or sugar. The sugar produced is the food of the plant and in the process releases oxygen”. Here the student will use elaborate interrogation to make out of the fact to be true or not.

To elaborate the student may judge the fact to be true as every living organism depends on food, in this case, sugar could be taken into consideration as food, but that is the incorrect way of explanation. In the process of explanation, trying to elaborate and putting on emphasis on why a fact may be true will benefit the student with the understanding and retaining on the topic.

Elaborative Interrogation is an effective strategy to help you remember important information. The concept behind it is that, relevant information is not always readily activated when we are trying to gather the knowledge.

Using this method, all the previous learnings are connected, and hence self-explanation becomes easier. This technique may be suited for higher classes and younger students will find it difficult to follow. This method helps you remember through interrogation, or more simply, having you ask how and why questions. It will allow the students to see the connection between the various concepts. As the student use this technique you will compare and contrast ideas by asking how two concepts are similar and how they are different.

Let us take another example when you are talking about Newton’s law of motion most student simply read and memorize the three laws and stop. And in the exam, they don’t do well as they really don’t understand how to use Newton’s law of motion to solve different problems based on it. In reality, students simply learn or memorize how to recite a law that they do not truly understand.

PiRuby helps you read the topics and ask you questions about how and why to make you understand the concept thoroughly. With PiRuby’s enormous video library with animated approach, it becomes a powerful mean of problem-solving strategy for the students. The videos talk about experiments/activities and much more to gratify the knowledge of the student against any concept.

By | 2018-06-04T06:39:33+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Educational, Students|0 Comments