Effects of New Mnemonic - CAMR Together with the Inquiry Learning Cycle Model in Biology Classes of Senior High School Students Focusing on a Single Eastern Province in Thailand
Keywords:Mnemonic strategy, Inquiry learning cycle, Working memory, Learning retention
The study employed the new Mnemonic - CAMR together with the inquiry learning cycle as a developing model. The participants of an experiment group and a control group were selected using the cluster random sampling technique. The research instruments were a lesson plan using this new strategy, a lesson plan using only the inquiry learning cycle, a learning achievement test, and a working memory test. The data were analyzed by using a t-test for an independent sample. The finding showed that the learning retention and the experiment group's working memory were higher than the control group at the .05 levels of significance. Moreover, the effects of this new potential strategy were discussed. Thus, the model is suitable for the biology teachers in the teaching and learning process of biodiversity topics, while the students can utilize this model to improve their understanding of the topic and enhance learning retention and working memory.
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