Students are given a timeline of research into memory and asked to annotate it using knowledge gained from further reading. There are also discussion points to enable students to understand the context of memory research they have looked into.
Students fill in the grid in learner resource 1.2 to identify the independent and dependent variables in both pieces of research. This allows students to develop an understanding of the difference in the way memory recall was tested between the two studies. There are also discussion points to encourage students to consider the similarities and differences between the two pieces of research. This can be done individually or in small groups, followed by directed questioning to check students’ understanding. Suggested answers are given below.