Ian Bertie, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile., Chile
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The VALE Method enables people to improve learning, retention and adequate & fast recall of knowledge with a new paradigm: we are capable of organizing the contents of our neurotransmitters, we own our associations. (Strategic Synapse).VALE is an acronym for Visualization and Association of Logical and strategic Elements. The method not only helps to memorize, but forces one to understand the principles better, by including breadth and depth of knowledge as a necessity for initial retention...It relies on Howard Gardner´s Multiple Intelligences to enable learners of different capabilities to make good use of the method, and it relies on information technology IT to find the information needed for the learning process. VALE Method is applicable to all ages, it is specifically multilingual. Due to requests from adult students, during 2010/2012 I have produced a “Book of Names”; from the images of historical, biblical figures, one selects a main trait that enables associations to learn names of students, clients, acquaintances, etc.
Bertie, I. (2013). VALE Method. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1239-1250). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).