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The teaching practice is to engage students in glossary development. It is adopted to increase student learning retention of civil engineering terms. Learning retention is the process of transferring new information into long-term memory. This teaching practice was implemented in two courses during summer and fall 2021. The benefits of this practice were assessed using a post-semester survey. The survey responses revealed that this teaching practice increased understanding of the technical terms of 87% of the respondents and increased conceptual understanding of 83% of the respondents.
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Learning Retention; Glossary Assignment; Glossary; Long-term Memory
Education | Engineering Education | Higher Education | Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Stephen, Haroon, "Learning Retention through Glossary Development" (2022). UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo. 178.
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