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Knowledge Retention: 7 Proven Strategies for Healthcare Educators

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To put it simply, the human brain is wired to forget. Information that isn’t quickly linked to other well-established concepts tends to make far fewer connections in the brain and can be easily forgotten. So, how can educators make the process of knowledge retention as easy as possible?

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Knowledge retention, or knowledge management, is the process by which new information is transferred from short-term to long-term memory. Yet, because human memory is imperfect, there is a constant need for educators to find effective, creative teaching strategies to support the long-term preservation of knowledge in their students.

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Anne Watkins
Anne is a freelance lecturer and medical writer at Mind Body Ink. She is a former midwife and nurse teacher with over 25 years’ experience working in the fields of healthcare, stress management and medical hypnosis. Her background includes working as a hospital midwife, Critical Care nurse, lecturer in Neonatal Intensive Care, and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for a company making life support equipment. Anne has also studied many forms of complementary medicine and has extensive experience in the field of clinical hypnosis. She has a special interest in integrating complementary medicine into conventional healthcare settings and is currently an Associate Tutor, lecturing in Health Coaching and Medical Hypnosis at Exeter University in the UK. As a former Midwife, Anne has a natural passion for writing about fertility, pregnancy, birthing and baby care. Her recent publications include The Health Factor, Coach Yourself To Better Health and Positive Thinking For Kids. You can read more about her work at www.MindBodyInk.com.
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