Learning across multiple representations
Research shows that using multiple representations to learn helps deepen understanding and increase retention.
Mastering A&P provides many kinds of anatomical representations and physiological processes that support A&P students.
- PAL 3.0 allows students to see details from human cadavers, anatomical models, animal specimens, and more. Research has shown that when students compare and contrast across these representations, they differentiate their knowledge and learn more deeply.
- Interactive Physiology 2.0 and PhysioEx 9.1 provide simulations, animations and other multimedia tutorials that allow students to learn concepts in intuitive and compelling ways. These products are designed to encourage the kind of constructive cognitive processing associated with deeper learning. Specifically, they provide a structure that encourages students to investigate, predict, observe, and reflect on physiological concepts.