Preliminary Studies About Knowledge and Applications of Science Mnemonics by Polish Pupils

Kamil Jurowski 1 , Anna Jurowska 2 ,  and Małgorzata Krzeczkowska 3 , 4
  • 1 The Toxicological and Pharmaceutical Analysis Group, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, ul. R. Ingardena 3, 30-060 Kraków, Poland
  • 2 The Coordination Chemistry Group, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, ul. R. Ingardena 3, 30-060 Kraków, Poland
  • 3 Department of Chemical Education, Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, ul. R. Ingardena 3, 30-060 Kraków, Poland, fax +48 12 63 40 515
  • 4 Secondary School No. 6, ul. Wąska 7, 31-057 Kraków, Poland

Abstract

Mnemonic devices are specific ways, which during coding new information apply known elements for improving subsequent access to that information in the memory. Consequently, not much is known about techniques for optimizing recall performance with mnemonic devices or the suitability of using mnemonic devices in educational applications. Moreover, in literature there are a lot of examples in chemistry, biology, physics and mathematics mnemonics approaches, however in the related literature, there is a lack of current and reliable studies for this subject. In this original work we describe mnemonic methods from this point of view in the learning and teachings of science subjects. A large trumps of this article is the demonstration of the old well-known method of the learning/teaching in the new scene. This is the first article in literature that present actual data about this topic according to learning and studying the science subjects by mnemonic studies.

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