Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 3(10), pp. 724 - 726
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2015.031010
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Composing Songs for Teaching Science to College Students


Yee Pinn Tsin Isabel *
Sunway College, Jalan University, Malaysia

ABSTRACT

Recent studies have shown that songs may enhance learning as they function as mnemonic devices to increase memorability. In this research, songs based on the more difficult subtopics in Chemistry were composed, encompassing many formulas, equations and facts to be remembered. This technique of song composition can be used in any subject, any point of time and any tune can be used. Songs can be utilized for any class size, from tutorials to lecture halls. It was found in this study that students understood and retained key information better. In addition, songs added variety to classroom learning experiences, lowered students' stress levels, increased enjoyment and engaged students more effectively by catering for students with different learning styles.

KEYWORDS
Songs, Classroom Learning, College Students

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Yee Pinn Tsin Isabel . "Composing Songs for Teaching Science to College Students." Universal Journal of Educational Research 3.10 (2015) 724 - 726. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2015.031010.