"Hints" are events and experiences that are associated with the knowledge. However, because of oversimplification, learners fail to apply acquired information since there are no associated events or experiences that aid them in the recall of such knowledge or skill.
In the Story-Based eLearning Workshop, we discuss the usage of story triggers which are akin to "engine starters" or primers. When you present the triggers, they elicit some memory recall.
"Triggers for Learning Recall"
Please see below the list of possible triggers. You can develop more of these "learning recall activators" that are related to your content, learning and work environment.
Read the list of "triggers" on the left side of the chart. Instantly look to the right and ask the question, "What idea pops to my mind as I ask the question?" The answer would be the obscure or "inert" content that is discovered.
- The closer the trigger is to the nature of the content, the better it helps recall knowledge.
- The more specific the trigger, the better it facilitates the knowledge recall.
Ray Jimenez, PhD
"Helping Learners Learn Their Way"