A new report out from Washington University-St. Louis shows that movies depicting historical events can increase recall of facts in classroom settings. The problem: The recall goes both ways. Students will remember historical information 50% more often; students recall both accurate AND inaccurate information depicted in the movies.
So word to the wise…always get your facts straight!
And if you are a university science news junkie like me, you absolutely must subscribe to the new site, It’s a news consortium for some of the United States’ top universities (including Vanderbilt University…)
Holly Tucker is the Editor of Wonders and Marvels. Read more about Holly here.